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Teddy Bridgewater Injury: Quarterback Injures Non-Throwing Shoulder On Sack

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UPDATE: The injury turned out to be much less serious than originally thought, as Bridgewater came out and took the field for the Vikings' final couple of plays of the first half.

Just when you thought things were going well for the Minnesota Vikings, their young leader suffered what could end up being a fairly serious injury.

In the second quarter of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Teddy Bridgewater absorbed a pretty awful sack from Julius Peppers. Bridgewater landed directly on his left (non-throwing) shoulder, and was very slow to get up. He eventually had to come out of the ball game, and was replaced by longtime veteran Shaun Hill.

Bridgewater has missed one start due to injury, a game last year at Lambeau Field against the Packers. He sat that one out with a foot injury, partially because the game came on a Thursday night (short week) after he had injured his foot on the previous Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Again, Teddy Bridgewater went back to the Vikings' locker room with what appears to be a significant injury to his non-throwing shoulder. We'll update this story as we get more information about it.