When you talk about professional athletes that are dealing with knee injuries, the three words that you never, ever want to hear are “Doctor James Andrews.”
Guess who Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Sam Bradford is getting a second opinion on his knee issues from? Yep. . .Doctor James Andrews. Andrews performed the two reconstructions of Bradford’s left ACL, and he’ll be taking a look at Bradford’s knee again.
On the bright side. . .so much as there is one in this particular case. . .Close, Personal Friend of the Daily Norseman™ Tom Pelissero is reporting that Bradford didn’t suffer a setback this week. He just didn’t make any real progress, either.
To this point, as Pelissero says, Bradford hasn’t had any doctor suggest to him that there is anything structurally wrong with his knee. Hopefully his meeting with Dr. Andrews will confirm that, because if it doesn’t, then we’re into worst case scenario territory.
We’ve been hearing over the past few days that Bradford has a bone bruise, and as we’ve already gone over, the only thing that really heals a bone bruise is rest. The team apparently tried a couple of different things with him, but whatever they tried, it didn’t do enough to give Bradford the ability to start this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has already been ruled out for that contest.
But, as far as we know, at least at this moment in time, things aren’t getting worse. As Vikings fans, however, we know that things can always get worse. . .and, unfortunately, they usually do. Maybe, just this once, Sam Bradford can buck that trend.