Tough break for the Minnesota Vikings as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater apparently suffered a serious knee injury during a non-contact drill in practice.
Coach Mike Zimmer called it a “significant knee injury,” while also saying they “don’t know the extent of it yet.” Bridgewater is reportedly at an area hospital undergoing tests to determine the extent of the injury.
ESPN: ‘Bridgewater dropped back to pass during a drill, planted his foot and immediately went down. Trainers rushed to his side and began inflating an aircast, while the quarterback appeared to be holding his left leg.’
The word ‘significant’ can only mean one thing – expect Bridgewater out for quite some time. Zimmer added that a comeback this season “doesn’t look good right now.”
36-year-old Shaun Hill is the team’s primary backup, and will be thurst into duty, including the final preseason game and beyond.
“I have confidence in Shaun, I think he’s played great this preseason,” Zimmer said. “The thing we all have to remember is this is about the team. We have a good team.”