Kyle Rudolph praises Teddy Bridgewater’s work ethic in recovery process

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to make strides in his lengthy recovery from a devastating knee injury sustained during training camp last August. While it may still be too early to know whether Bridgewater can get back to the form he showed before the injury, he seems to be giving it every chance he’s got in the meantime.

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph marveled at Bridgewater’s drive through the process.

He’s unbelievable,” Rudolph said from his youth camp, via Tim Yotter of Viking Update.  With the way that he works each and every day, I don’t think people realize what it’s like when the end is not near. I’ve been through a lot of surgeries. Every surgery I’ve had has been three to six months rehab and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“When you have an injury as devastating and severe as his, you know there’s light at the end of the tunnel, but you know it’s way down the road. The way that he continues to work each and every day – and he doesn’t care that it’s going to take waking up and doing the same thing over and over and over again to get him back to where he was – I think you see that with him right now.”

Rudolph, guard Alex Boone and head coach Mike Zimmer have been among those to speak in cautiously optimistic terms regarding Bridgewater’s progress in recent weeks. He’s been throwing regularly, including without a knee brace at times.

But if there is a chance that Bridgewater can get back to full strength, he doesn’t appear that intends to waste that opportunity.

18 responses to “Kyle Rudolph praises Teddy Bridgewater’s work ethic in recovery process

  1. Granted, he’s a likeable guy. As to the question of competency at the NFL QB position, the jury is out after posting back to back 14 TD seasons. That’s just not getting the job done in today’s pass-happy NFL although the Viking fan base seems to accept that as being a franchise QB. And to think they had 2 chances to draft Aaron Rodgers.

  2. Hey, Packer fans love and appreciate Teddy just as much as you guys.
    It’s great to see this kid recovering from such a horrific injury.
    He’s come a long way in a very short amount of time.

    Hopefully he can regain his previous form.
    And we’re seriously looking forward to him getting back on the field to lead the Vikings passing attack for years to come.

  3. Tip of the cap from Packer nation. We hate the team but on a personal level, gotta give him credit for the amount of effort required to recover.

  4. Smart, driven and selfless. Good traits to have unlike a lot of the young morons in today’s sports.

  5. I don’t care how healthy Teddy is at the start of the season, Vikes have to put him on the PUP for the first 6 weeks so his contract tolls to 2018.

  6. I like Bradford, but there is a difference between being a producer and a winner. Bradford produces, Teddy wins. I could care less if he only throws 14 td’s. Just as long as there is a win to accompany each one of those td’s it doesn’t matter. And at least he is a real teammate. Unlike erin. Erin can’t even be truthful to himself let alone his team. Its time to stop lying erin.

  7. It’s hilarious that GB fans rib Viking fans because the club passed on Rodgers way back when. GB fans act like they knew before he threw one pass in the NFL that he was a future HOF QB.

    Admit it. No one knows how a QB will turn out on draft day. So to put it out that the Vikings totally messed up by not drafting Rodgers is ridiculous. He was what, a fifth round pick? How many fifth round QBs wind up as HOF players? AR is the only one I could name.

    Just enjoy your ride while it lasts. Just remember your teams history from the late 60s until Favre blossomed.

  8. Wow tremoluxman, stupid is as stupid does.

    Aaron Rodgers was selected with the 24th pick in the FIRST round of the 2005 draft.

    The Vikings selected Troy Williamson with the 7th pick and Erasmus James with the 18th pick. Both were out of the league in 5 years.

  9. Hope he recovers — there could be some conflict between him and the team if they keep him on IR too long. And for the first time in a long time, I can’t say that I disagree with anything opposing fans have said above.

  10. Every Bridgewater story brings the trolls out to repeat the same old canards:

    “Can’t wait for Bridgewater to throw 14 TDs again.”

    The lack of TD passes is meaningful, but a lot of that can be attributed to the OC. No team ran more in the red zone than the Vikings, seemingly expecting Adrian Peterson to run the ball 20 yards into the end zone every time they gave it to him. Teddy rarely got the opportunity for those short, easy TD passes that Rodgers gets regularly. Those days are gone.

    “Vikings were too stupid to draft Aaron Rodgers.”

    No team spends a first round pick on a quarterback when they have a quarterback in his prime who was an MVP candidate the previous year. By this logic, the Packers are messing up by not drafting a quarterback in the first round every year.

  11. Keep up the positive trend Teddy! Don’t rush it back though. Would love to see you on the PUP long enough for you to be here in 2018. Got a long future if you take it slow and steady!

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