After Teddy Bridgewater crumpled to the ground with a non-contact injury this afternoon, reports out of Vikings camp were grisly yet unspecific. Everyone on the scene had players forming prayer circles, barfing, and crying, but word on a specific diagnosis didn’t come for a while longer. This evening, the Vikings announced that Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee, a completely torn ACL, and “other structural damage.”
Here’s their full statement:
Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. I would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab.
A complete tear in a non-contact injury is truly scary, and Bridgewater is almost certainly going to be out for the year.