Sam Bradford won’t practice Wednesday, not ruled out for Sunday

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The Vikings will start their practice week on Wednesday without quarterback Sam Bradford on the field.

Coach Mike Zimmer said that Bradford will not be on the field as he continues to deal with the left knee injury that has kept him off the field the last two weeks. That’s a change from the last two weeks when Bradford was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, but the change doesn’t mean the team’s ruled him out for this week.

Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, that the team is “doing everything they can” to get Bradford ready to play against the Lions in Sunday’s home game.

Case Keenum has started the last two weeks for the Vikings and played well in last Sunday’s victory over the Buccaneers, which Zimmer credited to having more time to craft a game plan for him after ruling Bradford out earlier than they did when they waited until Sunday to make a decision in Week Two. We’ll see how long they hold off on a decision before a divisional game against another 2-1 team.

23 responses to “Sam Bradford won’t practice Wednesday, not ruled out for Sunday

  1. We stole the game there last year (we actually stole both games), Lions fans can only hope the thievery continues this weekend.

  2. You might be wondering how the NFCN QBs rank amongst their peers:

    1. Sam Bradford
    10. Case Keenum
    12. Matt Stafford
    17. Aaron Rodgers
    29. Mike Glennon

    Looking forward to seeing the 2 best healthy QBs going head to head Sunday whether it’s Bradford/Stafford or Keenum/Stafford.

  3. I can’t wait until someone breaks the story and tells us what’s really going on with Bradford’s knee. I understand the secrecy but there’s something going on there beyond ” it’s just sore. ” I am Looking forward to finding out.

  4. With first place on the line against a division rival, if Bradford doesn’t play his knee is worse than the Vikings are letting on.

    The Vikings learned last year that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. They’re not concerned with preseason championships, power rankings or even division championships. They leave those awards to the teams that know they don’t have a fighting chance in the postseason with their historically bad defense. The Vikings primary goal is to get to January healthy.

  5. I can’t wait until someone breaks the story and tells us what’s really going on with Bradford’s knee. I understand the secrecy but there’s something going on there beyond ” it’s just sore. ” I am Looking forward to finding out.

    It’s a bone bruise…

  6. bobthebillsfan says:
    September 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    With first place on the line against a division rival, if Bradford doesn’t play his knee is worse than the Vikings are letting on.

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    They’re not trying to keep any secrets here and are as forthright as possible. It’s a bone bruise- these things are extremely hard to forecast and that’s just the way it is. That’s not so hard to understand.

  7. Bradford didn’t fare that well against the Lions last year, though their leaky OL had a lot to do with that. After Keenum’s performance on Sunday, it doesn’t make much sense to rush Bradford back if he can’t get his reps in this week.

    The Vikings need to see this game as a must win. When the Vikings won the division in 2015, they went a combined 4-0 and against Detroit and Chicago. Zimmer’s other two seasons, they went 1-3 in those games, and the Lions swept them both times. They need to win this game.

  8. I hope he is healthy soon.

    Disclaimer: I am not predicting the Minnesota Vikings are going to the super bowl nor am I saying Sam Bradford will be in the hall of fame. I could have wrote “I like turtles” and I’m sure some desperate troll would reach and claim our entire fanbase is certain we are a lock for the super bowl.

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  9. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m on the Case Keenum bandwagon but he definitely has my attention. If we can win against the best team in the NFC N then we’re on to something! Staffords record against the Vikings is 7-7. Lets go!

  10. I wish they would stop lying about what his injury is. It isn’t physically possible to bruise a bone with no contact. Unless he fell onto a rock there is something else going on. I can’t wait until week 8 to see if teddy is healthy.

  11. It’s a pleasure to have a team, not be just a squad with a QB like our ugly sister to the east. It really is next man up with the Vikings and all our eggs are not in one basket. Mad respect for Detroit, we have to play very well to win as their matchups are going to determine who wins the North. SKOL Vikings whether it’s Bradford or Keenum at QB.

  12. You simply cannot count on Bradford to start any game week to week he is just to injury prone and that is bad for offensive continuity. With Keenum playing at a high level and Teddy coming back sooner than expected maybe the Vikings should start looking at Bradford as the second option for the time being and when Bridgewater returns maybe Sam drops to third if your looking to to future than Bradford should be on his way out of Minny and depending on how Teddy looks you may want to work a new contract for him.

  13. It isn’t physically possible to bruise a bone with no contact.

    Lol, it’s football. He probably got hit, bumped into, or banged it on the ground…

  14. aggression44 says:
    It isn’t physically possible to bruise a bone with no contact.
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    Yes, it is. I’m not necessarily saying this is the case with Sam Bradford, but in general, if you’ve had multiple ACL tears and the cartilage in your knee has worn down to the point of being bone-on-bone then oft-repeated physical activity can result in self-inflicted bone bruising. The “contact” is one of his bones rubbing and jolting on the other.

  15. Why do I always get Stafford and Bradford mixed up. I’m a Viking fan and still get them mixed up. Go Vikes!

  16. This offense is what I have dreamed of for Sam ever since he was drafted! The other players are playing so well that it’s easy for a QB to look good. Happy for Case, but hoping Sam can get back and enjoy this! It’s past time that he got a break! Skol!

  17. It’s fun to watch the D. And the O line is tight, but the kittens have grown to Lions. Should be a good game.

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