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Teddy Makes Emotional Comeback

 

About 14 months ago, there was a chance Teddy Bridgewater would have to have his leg amputated after a non contact knee injury during practice. Today, he made his official comeback as an active member of the team during the Vikings win against Washington.

Teddy Bridgewater Returns

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Former UofL and current Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater’s epic comeback from a horrific knee injury last year is complete.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Teddy is being activated from the physically unable to perform list and being added to the Vikings active roster Wednesday. Mortensen advises that Case Keenum will still start with Teddy being his back up this week. Mortensen reports the Vikings do believe Teddy “will be ready to start relatively soon, if necessary.”

All of us in the UofL fan base hope to see Cardinal forever Teddy Bridgewater back on the field throwing beautiful passes soon. No one deserves it more.

You can read Chris Mortensen’s full story and tweets below in detail.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21328198

Teddy Could Possibly Be Activated This Week

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More great news coming out of Minnesota. Teddy Bridgewater could be activated as soon as this week, with a start not far behind! We here at Cardinal Sports Zone continue to wish him a speedy and full recovery and look forward to seeing him in action again soon!

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

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Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media today for this first time since returning to practice. Listen to what he has to say below!

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

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In some much needed good news, the Minnesota Vikings announced today that Teddy has been clear to start practicing! We, here at CSZ, look forward to watching his comeback!

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

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The Sports Gods have not graced us UofL fans with much good news these past 2 weeks, but they have chosen to grace us with some today.

Teddy Bridgewater, per ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen, has been cleared to return to practice for the Vikings.

That’s not the end of the good news. Per Ian Rapoport, the national insider for the NFL Network and NFL.com, the Vikings are looking to activate Teddy this week or next week from the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Vikings anticipate Teddy will play this year, according to Rapoport. There is no mention of what game is being targeted for Teddy’s return.

Finally, some great news for UofL fans. We all love Teddy and can’t wait to see him on the field again.

We have an update from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Teddy gets to start practice Wednesday! The great news got even better in regards to Teddy. Here’s hoping we UofL fans get to see him in game action soon.

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

 

TeddyIn some much needed good news for Cardnation, the Vikings are hoping for Teddy to be back practicing next week! He will be evaluated Monday to determine if he can move forward. We here at CSZ, continue to wish Teddy all of the best during his recovery.

Cards In The NFL

 

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NFL Sunday’s are back! As you prepare for a day of football, chili, queso and some adult beverages, keep an eye out for some familiar faces. Thanks to to our guy Kelly Dickey AKA for this easy to follow list of every former cardinal playing on Sundays now. Take a look below!

 

Video: Teddy Bridgewater Delivers Inspiring Sideline Interview

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Teddy Bridgewater is an amazing human. On and off the field, he has proven himself to be one of the best role models in the NFL.

His humility and faith in God are inspiring. His smile is infectious. His personality is top-notch. His heart is as big as the galaxy.

It comes as no surprise that Teddy’s positivity stole the show during the Minnesota Vikings 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins last night.

In a fourth-quarter sideline interview with Greg Coleman, Teddy discussed his faith in God, his comeback, his excitement to be on the field and even his dance skills.

Before last nights preseason finale, Teddy posted this message on his Twitter. This guy continues to make UofL proud.

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Bridgewater “All In”

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Almost a year after suffering a horrific knee injury, Teddy Bridgewater is doing everything he can to see the field again. Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer said that “all the reports he has heard have been positive.” You can see the full report below.

Teddy Bridgewater Inspires Children’s Book

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Teddy Bridgewater can do it all. His life has now become the inspiration for a children’s book, written by one of his childhood best frjends. You can order a signed copy. Below you will find the link to preorder of “Little Bear Teddy Big Dream Come True.”

Cards In The NFL

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The National Football League (NFL) has become America’s past time. The Superbowl is one of the most watched televised events year after year. The halftime show has become so iconic, that even Queen Bey herself (Beyonce) has paid to perform during it.

At the University of Louisville, we have the opportunity to cheer on a really good team every year. But we do not have a professional team in our backyard. So this gives us the unique chance to (almost) pick who our favorite NFL team is. Some of us have family ties to certain teams, others had a favorite collegiate player that they followed into their professional careers. Whatever the case may be, Louisville has a wide variety of NFL fandom roaming our streets.

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Teddy Press Conference & Comments

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Former Card Teddy Bridgewater spoke up for the first time in 11 months today after a gruesome leg injury. While it was a big deal to a few people, to many others it was understood. Take your time, rehab & come back stronger. Here is an excerpt from Teddy’s presser plus a video of the press conference.

Enjoy!

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Teddy Bridgewater Update

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Some good news from the Minnesota Vikings today! Teddy Bridgewater has been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. See what the Viking’s organization had to say below.

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Teddy Is Practicing Without A Brace On His Leg

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“It seems as though Bridgewater’s recovery process is continuing to move in a positive direction. But will he be healthy enough to practice during the Vikings’ upcoming training camp?” – a quote from the story below. My answer…. ” with Teddy, anything is possible.” Read the rest of this entry

The Story Of A Champion

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Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion.  Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013,  he was a champion.  Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion.    You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.

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Teddy Bridgewater’s Road To Recovery

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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.

5/24/17:

Teddy Bridgewater gets the green light to progress his rehabilitation after having a positive meeting with his doctor.

5/22/17:

As part of his rehab process, Teddy Bridgewater takes the practice field for the first time since his injury.

5/5/17:

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”.

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Teddy Bridgewater’s Biggest Fan is Back with a New Song

Teddy Bridgewater’s biggest fan is back with a new song for the injured quarterback.

In May, Obadiah Gamble (aka Skolbadiah), wrote Teddy a song inviting him to his birthday party.

After hearing about Teddy’s injury, the seven year old penned a new song for his favorite QB.

As explained in the video description, #CallGod is the hashtag Teddy uses on social media. It is also the sign he makes after scoring a touchdown.

I mean, can this kid be anymore adorable??

Louisville is with you, Obadiah, we hope Teddy is back and better than ever soon!!

Teddy Bridgewater Surprises Superfan For His Birthday

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Meet Obadiah Gamble aka Skolbadiah.

Gamble is a six year old future rap star (see below video) and a huge Vikings fan. Gamble is particularly fond of former University of Louisville and current Minnesota Vikings QB, Teddy Bridgewater.

According to the original post by CityPages.com, Gamble turns seven on Sunday. And who does he want in attendance at his birthday party?? None other than Mr. Teddy Bridgewater.

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Video: Teddy Bridgewater knocked out during Sunday’s game

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This is kind of hard to watch. During yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Rams, Teddy Bridgewater was scrambling and clearly going into his slide. That wasn’t good enough for former Florida State Seminole Lamarcus Joyner, who added in an elbow to the head, which knocked Teddy’s head against the ground, and thus knocked him out.

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