Mike Zimmer says reports on Teddy Bridgewater’s progress “all positive”

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It’s been a long, arduous process for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as he attempts to return form a devastating knee injury sustained during training camp last year.

While it’s not certain that Bridgewater is ever going to be able to return to full strength, all signs regarding his recovery appear to be pointing in the right direction.

“I don’t watch him every single day because he’s over there off to the side while we’re practicing,” head coach Mike Zimmer said, via ESPN.com. “But the reports I get are all positive. And he knows where he’s at and where he’s got to get to. I think he’s progressing well.”

Bridgewater will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, but Zimmer has said there is a possibility Bridgewater could return this season. However, he said Bridgewater will only return to practice when he’s capable of protecting himself on the field.

“When he’s there, he’ll practice,” Zimmer said.

Bridgewater passed for 3,231 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2015 for the Vikings. He completed 12 of 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown last year against the Chargers in the last game he played before his knee injury derailed his career. Hopefully the derailment is only temporary and he will be able to return to the field this season or some time in the near future.

11 responses to “Mike Zimmer says reports on Teddy Bridgewater’s progress “all positive”

  1. If you assume that he is not able to do all the mobility things yet, I hope he is able to work on his arm strength. His long ball could use work. If what we are told and he is working diligently to get back, I hope they are using this time to add muscle wherever makes sense. Personally while I would love to see him come back, it seems hard to believe an injury that severe would have a full recovery.

  2. I believe in this kid – amazing recovery from an injury that nearly cost him his leg. If it wasn’t for the training staff acting as quickly and diligently as they did he may have never had this opportunity.

    Teddy is a guy players want to win for. Regardless of mechanics, deep ball accuracy, not a “prototypical” QB style all the players around him would do anything for him. He is the definition of a leader and if not for a missed failed missed field goal in 2015 playoffs he would have won his first ever playoff game against a number 1 defense that he drove on in the final minutes to set up the field goal attempt.

    Keep it up Teddy – we all want to see you back out there.

  3. If the offensive line doesn’t show drastic improvement immediately, Sam, Teddy, nobody will be safe at the QB spot for Minnesota. Get healthy, Teddy, but not too soon.

  4. Count me among those that want to see Teddy back at the starter in Minnesota. He’s tough, he’s smart and he’s a leader of men. Go Teddy!!

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