Bridgewater leaves hospital, releases statement

Get Well Soon, Teddy!

MINNEAPOLIS - Injured Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been released from the hospital and allowed to go home until his knee is ready for major surgery. 

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports, the development was announced by his advisor, former NFL safety Abe Elam, who said, "(Bridgewater) is handling everything well."

Bridgewater has been being cared for at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) since suffering a catastrophic dislocation of his knee and the complete tear of his ACL Tuesday. On Thursday, Bridgewater released his first statement since suffering the season-ending injury.  

I want to thank the Wilf Family and the entire Vikings organization, all of my teammates, friends, Eric Sugarman and the amazing Vikings athletic training staff and the fans who have sent me messages and wished me well. Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to me and have helped me in this difficult time. There are great players and great leaders in our locker room who are going to fight to the end to reach the goals we set for 2016. I will be there mentally, physically and in spirit to support them accomplish those goals. In order to have a testimony, you have to have a test. I come from amazing DNA, I watched my mom fight and win against breast cancer. We will, as a team, attack my rehab with the same vigor and energy. My faith is strong, my faith is unwavering and my vision is clear. My purpose will not be denied.

On Wednesday, the Vikings placed Bridgewater on the Injured Reserve list, officially ending his season. 


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