August 30, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered dislocated knee, torn ACL
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a non-contact drill at practice. "Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage," the team said in a statement Tuesday evening after Bridgewater had a magnetic resonance imaging exam. "Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. I would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab." Shaun Hill is the new starter. "Today is a disappointing day," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "The No. 1 thing is Teddy is such a great kid," Everyone loves him." Zimmer shut down practice early. "We're gonna grieve today and be upset about it," Zimmer said. "It's more about our feelings for Teddy and for him as a person and getting better than it is about anything else. Teddy's a great kid, and he'll be back as soon as he possibly can, if it is real bad. But we're going to keep fighting."