EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have taken quarterback Teddy Bridgewater off the physically unable to perform list, adding him to the active roster for the first time since he badly injured his left knee during practice more than 14 months ago.
The team says Bridgewater will dress this Sunday, but Case Keenum will get the start.
Seeing @teddyb_h2o return to the active roster makes us want to dance.
Reply with your best dance GIF to welcome 🐻 back. pic.twitter.com/JTQpZCSjxY— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 8, 2017
The move also results in Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford being placed on the Injured Reserve (IR) list following a procedure on his troublesome left knee.
ESPN insider Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday evening that noted knee surgeon Dr. James Andrews operated on Bradford, smoothing out a bone spur, cleaning up ragged cartilage and removing particles from the knee, all things that could be responsible for the continuing pain that has rendered him unable to play for the past seven weeks.
Vikings QB Sam Bradford did have his left knee scoped Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews, who "cleaned up" the knee in hopes of easing pain and discomfort, sources said. Team decision still pending on IR. Update coming on https://t.co/8BJFuCim1d— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 8, 2017
He had an abbreviated start against Chicago October 9 but was extremely immobile and was devoured by the Bears pass rush.
Mortensen says Andrews had previously shared that Bradford's knee is structurally sound, and nothing he saw during Tuesday's procedure would indicate anything different.