As former Louisville Cardinal and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues on his journey to overcome a gruesome injury and return to the gridiron, we will provide the latest news and updates on his recovery. Get well soon, Teddy.
6/16/17 (Latest Update):
In an ESPN piece about Bridgewater’s remaining steps to take before he returns to the field, several Vikings, including TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Laquon Treadwell and Head Coach Mike Zimmer are astounded by the speed of his recovery, as well as his work ethic to make sure he returns to form.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 16, 2017
Teddy Bridgewater gets the green light to progress his rehabilitation after having a positive meeting with his doctor.
#Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater had a positive visit to his doc in Dallas, sources say. He got the 👍🏼 to progress in rehab & move side-to-side
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2017
As part of his rehab process, Teddy Bridgewater takes the practice field for the first time since his injury.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 23, 2017
After months of speculation that Bridgewater may not ever be able to play in the NFL again due to his injury, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer stated that he’s “more optimistic now about him potentially playing than I have at any point in time”.
Mike Zimmer says he's "probably more optimistic" than ever about Teddy Bridgewater's recovery https://t.co/h6MQwqnaZj
— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) May 5, 2017
In some non-injury related news, the Vikings announced that they would not be picking up the fifth year option on Bridgewater’s contract. However, it is speculated that this was simply to free up cap space, and that Bridgewater could possibly resign with the Vikings after the 2017 season.
— NFL (@NFL) May 1, 2017
A video of what appears to be Bridgewater throwing a football surfaces on Reddit. Bridgewater would later post this same video to his Instagram, confirming that it is indeed him.
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) March 28, 2017
In a somewhat surprising update, it was revealed that Bridgewater had gained the ability to walk around without crutches just eight short weeks after his surgery to his left knee.
— The Viking Age (@TheVikingAge) November 3, 2016
After tearing his ACL as well as dislocating his knee, Teddy Bridgewater underwent successful surgery. Fortunately for him, it was also discovered that there was no additional structural damage, and he could begin his rehab immediately.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 8, 2016
After suffering a gruesome injury in the preseason during practice, the Minnesota Vikings announce that Teddy Bridgewater has been ruled out for the entirety of the 2016 season, and possibly beyond.
After undergoing an MRI, it was determined Teddy Bridgewater has a complete ACL tear and is out for the 2016 season. pic.twitter.com/DA5cPovwM7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 31, 2016