When discussing the trade for quarterback Sam Bradford with Peter King of TheMMQB.com, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said that uncertainty about the recovery timeline for Teddy Bridgewater after the severe knee injury he suffered last week was one of the reasons the team was interested in making the deal.
“What really was significant for us was the second year of the contract with Sam,” Spielman said. “No one knows how long it’s going to take Teddy to recover.”
Before the team is going to have any more clarity on when they can expect to have Bridgewater back, he needs to have his torn ACL and the other damage done to his knee surgically repaired. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Bridgewater will have that surgery on Thursday.
That’s just a first step in the process, of course, and both the team and Bridgewater have a lot more to learn in the coming months before there will be any real reason to set a timetable for his rehab and outlook for 2017.