It looks like the Sam Bradford knee saga has taken another turn, and this seems a bit more ominous than was originally thought. First, it was reported that Bradford would miss this week’s game, as the knee wasn’t responding as hoped.
A short while after that was posted, though, came these tweets from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter:
Bradford is seeking second opinion from Dr. James Andrews later today, according to sources. Andrews did his ACL repairs on left knee https://t.co/osePYTEAe9— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 22, 2017
Vikings QB Sam Bradford seeking second opinion on knee from Dr. James Andrews, per @mortreport. Has pronounced pain in knee.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2017
Yeah, this seems to be a bit of an escalation from initial reports of a one week injury with an MRI that showed no structural damage. Look, I’m no medical expert, but whenever a second opinion is warranted, especially from the surgeon who did your surgeries, it feels like a foreboding sign.
With any luck, this will just be a minor issue that will be resolved with rest and rehab, but it feels like this is careening towards something more serious than that. As soon as the Vikings update the situation, we’ll update you.
EDIT, 12:35 PM FRIDAY:
Mike Zimmer has officially declared Sam Bradford out for Friday.
Zimmer announces Sam Bradford is out— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) September 22, 2017