Sam Bradford reportedly will be a game-time decision

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The MRI on the knee of Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was negative. The news regarding Bradford for Sunday may be, too.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bradford will be a game-time decision, which will come after the team gives him a workout at Pittsburgh on Sunday morning. They’ll need to make a decision by 11:30 a.m. ET, when the inactives are submitted.

The reports continue to be that the ligaments are fine in Bradford’s knee. Which makes the situation only more confusing and ominous — especially since no one has said anything about Bradford’s cartilage. If something is causing discomfort and swelling, Bradford could have a piece of knee cushioning floating around in the joint, which means that al some point he’d need to have that loose chunk of stuff removed.

For now, the question is whether that left knee will allow him to play on Sunday. And it feels like it’s going to be a weekly question for the Vikings, until it isn’t.

12 responses to “Sam Bradford reportedly will be a game-time decision

  1. This kid deserves to have something go his way just once. He sure lit up the Saints on Monday night – displaying the arm that he was touted as having. Bradford will play today and will do well. I am willing it to be so … seriously, it is not hard to root for this guy.

    That said … Go Packers.

  2. I hate the Vikings, but I don’t root for injuries. I hope he can play. That said, Sam has a pop gun arm and has always been made of glass going back to his days at OU. It just goes to show you how desperate about half the league is for anything above replacement level at QB. Including the Vikings for most of the last 30 years.

  3. The real question becomes, Does playing this week cause the healing timetable to be extended and if they sit him one week, does that bode well for the long term?

    Let’s face it, beating the Steelers at home is not likely to happen so maybe resting Sam could the the better choice. I agree that does hurt to throw in the towel but losing games to win future games is not a concept that is easily accepted but if the Viking fans are definitely familiar with the concept of losing so what’s the big deal?

  4. The only thing worse than not having a HOF QB is having one for nearly two decades and only going to the big game once. I hate seeing careers wasted. With that said, Sam is a true pocket passer. He’s not going to be scrambling, diving head first and whining when he gets hit. He’s a true QB with incredible accuracy and he makes all the throws with his eyes closed. Throws into windows that aren’t even cracked open. I anticipate him playing well today as long as he can protect himself.

  5. zerotrophiessince1961 says:

    That said, Sam has a pop gun arm…

    You keep making similar claims, but the facts don’t back you up.

    Who leads the NFL in passes over 20 yards this year? It ain’t Rodgers, Brees, Brady or Jones – it’s Sam Bradford.

    Only 2 QB’s have more passes of over 40 yards this year – Jones and Smith have one more than Sam.

  6. Tjacks, first, your math sucks. We’ve had a Hof QB for 20+ years and have two SB victories, not one. And I you think that’s worse than no sb victories, then I don’t think you understand how football works.

  7. I wouldn’t start him, let him rest up a while and get the knee feeling better. This is a marathon, not a sprint. If he misses this game, it’s not going to make or break the season. Keenum can get it done just as easily as Shaun Hill did last year.

    That’s what depth at a position will do for a team. Now if Erin got hurt in GB, Hundley would definitely lose the game. Case in point.

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