The Minnesota Vikings are dealing with a quarterback and his knee injury. What’s that? You know all about Teddy Bridgewater? Well, JOKE’S ON YOU PAL BECAUSE IT’S NOT ABOUT HIM. No, silly, it’s Sam Bradford, because of course it is. Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter:
Vikings' concern re: Bradford left knee (two ACL repairs) but hope. MRI Tuesday was negative after swelling, pain, discomfort, per sources. https://t.co/TBQ5IGz8uv— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 15, 2017
Vikings have guarded optimism but concern about QB Sam Bradford's left knee injury that required an MRI this week, per @mortreport.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2017
Yes, it appears it’s the same knee that Bradford has injured twice, but before we completely panic, Bradford was a limited participant in practice yesterday, and here is video of Bradford taking part in practice today:
High quality video of Sam Bradford (knee), Case Keenum getting reps in. Bradford was listed last 2 days as limited. pic.twitter.com/OcGrNGjgNG— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) September 15, 2017
Honestly, I’m more worried about the spastic movements of Case Keenum in that video than I am of Bradford kinda lollygagging it in the early part of a practice, but that’s me.
There has been no indication of Bradford NOT playing this Sunday in Pittsburgh, so for now, let’s assume he will be until we’re told otherwise. The bad news in all this is that he had an MRI on his twice-surgically reconstructed knee, but the good news is that they found no damage.
But for those wondering, the earliest Teddy Bridgewater could come off the PUP list and play is week 7, so the worst case scenario if Sam Bradford can’t play is that Case Keenum is the guy for five games. Unless Teddy isn’t ready, and then I guess we take things on a...wait for it...Case by Case basis. Thank you, I’m here all week.
Look kids, when in doubt, remember Eric Thompson’s Venn Diagram, and all will be right with the world: