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Bridgewater suffers injury in practice

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Stacy Diaz | 01 September, 2016, 14:20

The injury occurred as he was dropping back to pass and planted his foot awkwardly.

The team's next preseason game is Thursday against the St. Louis Rams.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will address the media later today, per Mike Vensel of the Star Tribune.

The hearts of Minnesota Vikings fans everywhere broke after finding out quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be out for an extended period of time.

"We're gonna grieve today and be upset about it", Zimmer told reporters. It's more about our feelings for Teddy and him as a person and getting better than it is about anything else. "The no. 1 thing is that Teddy's such a great kid. But we're going to keep fighting".

Some of the Detroit Lions' players themselves took to Twitter and expressed their support for Bridgewater and the hopes for a speedy recovery.

There is little behind Bridgewater on the depth chart.

2016 - I actually said to my wife just a couple days ago, "Maybe this is their year, they'll actually be pretty good this year".

"That's hard for me to answer, because I've never actually seen him play live", Gase said. So if Shaun is the guy, we're going to figure out, as coaches, we're going to try figure out the very best way we can beat the team that we're playing that week.

Justin Noble said Bridgewater's injury is a tough way to start the season. He missed the second preseason game with a shoulder issue, but featured on Sunday against San Diego.

Bridgewater started all 16 games last season for the Vikings, throwing 14 touchdowns. Most of the starters are not expected to play. They would dedicate every game for Bridgewater to motivate him to recover fast from his injury. According to a report, the Vikings are expected to re-sign Brad Sorenson, who the VIkings cut Tuesday. Do the Vikings stay with veteran backup Shaun Hill, or go shopping? The Vikings have been among the favorites to win The Super Bowl among bettors in Las Vegas. The Vikings immediately called 911, but what they did in the interim could have been the difference between life and death for Bridgewater.

"We're not going to stick our heads in the sand, tuck our tail between our legs", Zimmer said.