Vikings QB Sam Bradford, who missed last week with a knee injury, seemed to be improving throughout the week. Yesterday it appeared he was closer to playing than not playing this Sunday, but this development from Winter Park a few minutes ago may be cause for concern:
Or, it may be nothing more than simply resting Bradford’s knee in preparation of playing. Bradford, who had practiced the previous two days, hurt his twice-injured knee during the Monday Night opener against New Orleans, and he said Wednesday it was a non-contact injury. A subsequent MRI showed no structural damage, and it was estimated he could miss anywhere from one game to six.
Backup Case Keenum started in his place last week, and the Vikings lost to Pittsburgh 26-9, with Keenum going 20/37 for 167 yards, no TD’s, and no interceptions.
Head coach Mike Zimmer is scheduled to address the media after today’s practice, and he will hopefully shed some light on the status of Bradford for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
EDIT: As I literally hit ‘publish’, this comes across my Twitter feed:
Source: Vikings QB Sam Bradford is not expected to play Sunday. Knee didn't respond well to practice work this... https://t.co/qKskOM7uLR— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 22, 2017