Teddy Bridgewater’s Career In Jeopardy?

Some people around the NFL believe that Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater‘s career could be in jeopardy following his gruesome knee injury this summer, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Schefter has heard from multiple medical officials, both in the NFL and not in the NFL, who are questioning whether he’ll be able to take the field again.

If he didn’t make it back, it wouldn’t surprise me,” one doctor who has worked with NFL teams said. “This is a bad injury, about the worst knee injury a player can have.”

Schefter notes that Bridgewater is making progress in his recovery, and Vikings officials are pleased with what they’ve seen from his early stages of rehab. Still, the Vikings paid a small fortune to acquire Sam Bradford after Bridgewater went down and it’s believed that they made the trade with the 2017 season in mind. Given the complex nature of Bridgewater’s injury – he suffered a torn ACL and dislocated his knee – there are no guarantees when it comes to his timetable.

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4 comments on “Teddy Bridgewater’s Career In Jeopardy?

  1. sals029

    These kinds of stories really bother me. The doctor quoted in the article, it doesn’t seem, has ever examined Bridgewater’s knee or even an MRI or X-ray of his knee. Seems incredibly irresponsible of the doctor and Schefter to put this out there.

    • JD396

      Yeah, I agree with you… Obviously any athlete with a serious injury like this potentially won’t recover, but you don’t have to be a doctor to know that dislocating your knee is bad.

    • ckrolak

      How many ways are there to say that Doctors are often wrong, though they would have you believe they are god-like.

  2. madmanTX

    Ridiculous pessimistic speculation. Far too early to even put this out there. Any injury could be career ending with infections or reinjuries. Should take this one down.

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