Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater cleared for practice, report says

Sheri Evans
October 17, 2017

More than a year after suffering a career-threatening knee injury, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater can return to the practice field. Moreover, phone booths don't exist any longer, so Bridgewater, who may finally get the all clear to return to practice Monday, still has a long road ahead of him that involves building up his body for the rigors of the NFL.

The Vikings will have three weeks starting Wednesday to decide whether to activate Bridgewater or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. "He's worked extremely hard - obviously not only him, the training staff, the doctors, [strength and conditioning coach] Mark Uyeyama, all those guys have done a great job with him, trying to rehab him and get him ready to practice". The quarterback missed all of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee during a non-contact drill in a preseason practice a year ago. Thoughts of amputation were certainly not out of the question as the young Vikings quarterback was being transported to a nearby medical facility. So a Week 10 return to the 53-man roster against the Washington Redskins is possible, with Bradford's health and Keenum's level of play still to determine how the depth chart looks that Sunday. The following season, Bridgewater became the Vikings' full-time starter where he completed 292 of 447 passes for 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

Zimmer said Bradford is doing "pretty good" and wouldn't speculate on if he will practice this week.

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Imagine how loud U.S. Bank Stadium would be that Sunday as the quarterback hits the field for his first regular season home game since 2015.

"I don't make anything of it", Keenum said. There's a lot of externals in this business.

The quarterback's rehabilitation, though, went well.

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