The team announced on Wednesday afternoon that Bridgewater has been placed on injured reserve.
By 2:08 p.m CT, there was already an ambulance on the scene. Both men are a big step down from Bridgewater and are unlikely to lead the team to the postseason. A league source told injury expert Will Carroll that the quick action by the team trainers and the paramedics "may have saved [Bridgewater's] leg and career". A simple X-ray is enough to illustrate how serious and painful the injury is.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss the season while recovering from a dislocated left knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament after a freak practice injury Tuesday.
Shortly after Bridgewater suffered the injury during a non-contact play, Vikings trainers made a decision to call an ambulance and have him taken to a hospital.
"We're not going to stick our heads in the sand", Zimmer said.
But if the Vikings do pick up the option and Bridgewater suffers another injury that keeps him out in 2018, his fifth-year option would be guaranteed. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. (For Vikings fans, this era is now called BBI.) Post Bridgewater injury (PBI), Sorensen became a necessity, but he is far from a solution. "Teddy's a great kid, and he'll be back as soon as he possibly can, if it is real bad. And that's what we're going to do". Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery.