Reports: Teddy Bridgewater to have surgery this week

MINNEAPOLIS - Injured Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will apparently undergo surgery on Thursday to repair his torn ACL, among other structural damage caused to his knee, according to sources. 

ESPN reporter Ed Werder reported the news on Monday. 


Bridgewater suffered the season-ending injury last Tuesday, shortly after practice began at Winter Park. The Vikings quickly canceled practice as the quarterback was taken away in an ambulance. 

A few hours later, an MRI revealed a complete tear of his ACL, plus other structural damage to his knee, but fortunately, no nerve or arterial damage. 

While there is no way to predict a timeline on a possible return, Bridgewater issued a statement last Thursday saying, "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."


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