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Report: Bridgewater Surgery Set For Thursday

The quarterback is expected to make a full recovery

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ESPN's Ed Werder reported a little while ago that knee surgery for Teddy Bridgewater is tentatively scheduled for this Thursday. According to his report, the belief within the Vikings organization is that Bridgewater will make a full recovery, and should have a better idea of the recovery timetable once he undergoes surgery.

So yeah, can we stop with the 'his career is over' crap now?

For the Vikings, Teddy's ACL tear and knee dislocation threw what had been a mostly uneventful preseason into chaos. In an effort to address the issue, on Saturday Vikings GM Rick Spielman pulled off  big trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, landing QB Sam Bradford for Minnesota's first round draft pick in 2017, and a conditional fourth round pick in 2018.

Bradford reported to the team and has split first team reps with current incumbent Shaun Hill in practice so far, but as of this morning, the Vikings had Hill as their top quarterback on the depth chart. It remains to be seen when Bradford will play, but the expectation is sooner rather than later. In my opinion, if they can get Bradford comfortable with about 35-40 plays and the terminology used to call them, it wouldn't be surprising to see him start against the Titans Sunday.

But as it stands now, Teddy's surgery is Thursday, and we'll know more about his recovery timetable shortly after that.