Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s road to recovery from the knee injury that knocked him out for the season has passed one milestone.
Bridgewater had knee surgery in Texas on Thursday and Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman released a statement about the operation.
“Teddy Bridgewater had his left knee surgically repaired yesterday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Dan Cooper at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, TX. The knee dislocation resulted in Teddy needing a multi-ligament reconstruction. I was able to be present in Dallas, support Teddy and observe the entire procedure. The repair was excellent and gives Teddy every reason to be very optimistic. Teddy already began the rehab process yesterday, will return to Minnesota to continue on the road to recovery very soon and looks forward to getting back on the field.”
General Manager Rick Spielman said that part of the reason the team traded for Sam Bradford was because Bradford is signed for next season and “no one knows how long” Bridgewater’s recovery will take. A multi-ligament reconstruction is certainly cause for concern that he won’t be ready to go for the start of the 2017 season.
The Vikings have not said whether Bradford or Shaun Hill will start Sunday’s opener against the Titans.