Today was the day that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee. He suffered the injury a little over a week ago in a non-contact scenario during the Vikings’ practice at Winter Park.
According to head coach Mike Zimmer, everything went well with Bridgewater’s surgery. More importantly, there were no other major issues found during the surgery.
It was Zimmer’s understanding that this morning the surgeon did not find anything more concerning than what was initially diagnosed.
“No, he says it’s a good repair,” he said. “I don’t remember the exact words.”
The initial fear was that Bridgewater had suffered damage to nerves or arteries around the knee. Though those concerns were initially dismissed, it’s nice to finally have actual confirmation of it.
Part of the genesis of the trade that brought Sam Bradford to Minnesota was, apparently, that the team didn’t know if Bridgewater would be ready for the start of the 2017 season because of this injury. This appears to be an encouraging sign that he will, in fact, be ready.
If that’s the case, with Bradford still under contract and Bridgewater returning, the Vikings might have a different problem than they used to. They might have a battle between two quarterbacks that can actually play this game as opposed to trying to figure out the “least bad” option out of the signal callers available.