X-rays negative, Bridgewater heads for MRI

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sprained ankle on Sunday against the Falcons in his first career start.  X-rays were negative, as Peter King of TheMMQB.com noted during Football Night in America.

Next up, an MRI.

Per a league source, the MRI is being conducted tonight.  It’ll give the Vikings a clearer picture as to whether Bridgewater will be available when the Vikings face the Packers in only four nights, on Thursday Night Football.

Bridgewater completed 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards.  He added 27 yards on the ground, including a 13-yard touchdown run.

If Bridgewater can’t play on Thursday night, Christian Ponder will get the start for the 2-2 Vikings.  The Vikings have no other quarterbacks on the roster.

And it’s not as if plenty of experienced quarterbacks are hanging around right now.

32 responses to “X-rays negative, Bridgewater heads for MRI

  1. Teddy demonstrated in college that he’s tough as nails, unlike some quarterbacks I could name, so I predict he’ll play Thursday night. Unfortunately, the ankle will have a major impact on his mobility, which will take away a big part of his game. It is amazing how he is able to elude potential sacks and either find a receiver or turn it into a nice gain on the ground.

  2. Nothing is stopping the Minnesota Vikings this year.

    Teddy Bridgewater is the next Joe Montana.

    Multiple Superbowls will be coming to Minnesota under the next decade.

    Just crown us now.

    Give us our deserved Lombardi we will be getting this year.

    Because no one can stop the Minnesota Vikings.

    No one.

    The Dynasty has begun.

  3. He looked pretty good today other than missing that long bomb to Wright. Hope his ankle is okay. Don’t know what the heck was going on with our D-line today — Robison was silent even with a TE playing LT.

  4. Real Vikings fans need something to cheer about lately. Bridgewater looked really good, and appeared to be a breath of fresh air to the receiving group.

    I don’t know the severity of the injury, but I think they should learn from Washington’s mistakes with RG3 and just let him sit out. It isn’t worth risking the kids bright future on a short week.

  5. I love the “tough as nails” comments on various posts.
    He couldn’t even finish the game in his pro debut, with the game still in doubt.
    Jay Cutler would have been eviscerated over this.

    Soft!
    Teddy Bear is an appropriate nickname.

    skoLOL

  6. I just love the way announcers trumpet how his mobility brings an aspect to the “insert team here” only to find out what happened is Oh he got hurt. That mobile QB the media loves to fall in love with from day one also does something for a lot of teams, it gets the back up QB playing time. Stop with the media love affair with these guys. Eventually they will all need to throw from the pocket, unless you want them to have a short career, but wait that will take away that added dimension. The last I looked some of the best QB in the league don’t give their team that added dimension. Long live Terrel Pryor… a few years ago he gave the Raiders an added dimension they haven’t had before.. and still don’t have

  7. I am no longer saying the name of the Minnesota team. They represent barbarians who killed innocent people.

  8. I NEVER said I hope he doesn’t play….

    I just said it would be a smart choice by the Vikings…. but I’ve also said it would be smart for the Vikings to release Ponder.

  9. He probably wanted to go back into the game, but after the Brett Favre one year stint that was great, the Vikings were not about to take chances when they finally found a QB!

  10. He looked awesome before he went to the locker room. The only reason he didn’t go back out was because there were only around three minutes left and the Vikings were about to make it a two possession game. I have a question though. Is Carl Gerbschmidt a make or female? You can’t tell when he’s on the radio.

  11. Nothing is stopping the Minnesota Vikings this year…they can fail all by themselves.

    Teddy Bridgewater is the next Joe (the plumber from) Montana.

    Multiple Superbowls will be coming to Minnesota under the next decade. Ziggy just announced that both he and his son will have heavy-duty crappers installed in their luxury box.

    Just crown us now. – too easy, especially considering Dennis Green’s history.

  12. wafflestomp says:

    I love the “tough as nails” comments on various posts.
    He couldn’t even finish the game in his pro debut, with the game still in doubt.
    __________________________

    FYI – After injuring his ankle, Teddy stayed in the game to complete the 2 point conversion to put the Vikings up by a TD.

    Zimmer had faith that the team could still win and made the decision not to risk further injury to the young QB.

  13. Game was pretty much on ice when he left, up two scores with a couple mins to go. Fine, left Ponder hand it off a few times, who cares. Strong suspicion he’ll play this week against the Pack.

    Bridgewater is a pocket passer who can scramble when needed. Think more Andrew Luck or John Elway, less RG3 or Mike Vick.

  14. It’s amusing to see that the Packer trolls are no longer referring to TB as having small hands or being a bust. The early results are promising as they show a smart, poised and mobile QB who can throw downfield with accuracy. And the foul odor emanating from Packer fans’ nether regions confirm that.

  15. He does have tiny hands and he played in 1 game for God’s sake against a team that had the pass rush of a high school team. We will see the excuses flow come Thursday night because for the past 5 years that’s all we heard from viking apologists when they have actually stuck around.

    I see Ted we trust is already building in an excuse

  16. gtodriver says:
    Sep 29, 2014 6:50 AM

    Zimmer had faith that the team could still win and made the decision not to risk further injury to the young QB.
    ___________________

    He better have faith, the other team has a 265 lb TE trying to play Offensive Tackle.

    I can’t believe he didn’t exploit that more.

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