Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury this preseason, but is reportedly walking without crutches now.
This preseason, young Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was lost for at least the 2016 season when he suffered a devastating knee injury during practice. The dislocation required surgery in early September including multi-ligament reconstruction, putting his future in question.
While that all seems like a lot to swallow for a man some were calling the future face of the franchise, the road to recovery will now be marked with milestones. Recently, one of those milestones was reached after only 8 weeks of recovery.
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Things are looking up for the former Minnesota first round pick according to Ben Goessling, ESPN Staff Writer, who recounted a conversation between Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman and Lisa Salters in regards to Teddy Bridgewater’s condition:
“He’s eight weeks post-op. He’s doing really well. He’s regaining his range of motion and regaining strength. He’s now walking without crutches. He has a brace that is a little less profile and opens to normal range of motion …. so he’s progressing well.”
Bridgewater’s passion for the game and love for everything Minnesota Vikings makes it easy to root for the 23-year-old quarterback to make a full recovery and return to the team.
This may be a milestone in Teddy’s recovery, but it no way means he will be ready for the 2017 NFL season or that his NFL career is back on track. However, it does mean that progress is being made and there is still hope for the future.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings will go forward with quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford is under contract with the Vikings through the 2017 NFL season, so there is no rush for Bridgewater to push himself hard to return early, and instead he can focus on making a full recovery.
On a personal note, I am a huge Teddy Bridgewater fan and would really love to see him back with the Vikings one day. So, Teddy, please…take your time, heal up right, and your fans will still be here when you come back!