Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrendous knee injury during practice on Tuesday. The injury was so bad, even, the Vikings had to stop their practice and get him immediately to a hospital.
Further reports state the second-year QB suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL after going down during a noncontact drill.
The team released the following statement after Bridgewater’s MRI results came out:
“Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage.”
According to reports, Bridgewater dropped back for a pass, planted his foot and immediately fell down. Trainers rushed to his side to aid the passer, who held his left leg in agony.
Bridgewater’s teammates were in disbelief as they saw their leader go down, some shouting while others got down on one knee to begin praying. As soon as practice was called off, players were seen in distraught and disbelief as they saw their QB go down for the rest of the season.
“Today is a disappointing day. … The No. 1 thing is Teddy is such a great kid,” Zimmer said. “Everyone loves him.”
And it’s completely true, as the former Louisville standout received lots of love from players all around the NFL, wishing him a speedy recovery.
— Geno (@GenoSmith7) August 30, 2016
Praying for you @teddyb_h2o
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 30, 2016
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2016
Praying for you lil bro @teddyb_h2o 🙏🙏
— TY Hilton (@TYHilton13) August 30, 2016
The Vikings have their final preseason game against the LA Rams on Thursday. With such short notice, Minnesota will have to find someone to replace Bridgewater’s passing and running abilities.