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Doctors Fear Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater May Never Play Football Again

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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It was the worst possible news an organization and a player wants to hear when the Minnesota Vikings announced last month that Teddy Bridgewater had suffered a complete ACL tear and other damage to his knee.

While Teddy continues to rehab in hopes of being able to start at the beginning of the 2017 season, doctors fear that the damage that was caused won’t allow him to return to the player that he was, and could even force him to never play football again.

Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

“Teddy Bridgewater continues to rehab in Minnesota and he is making progress. Nearly two months after he dislocated his knee, Bridgewater is making strides and Vikings officials are pleased with where he’s at. But other doctors around the league know there are no guarantees Bridgewater will be able to return to the type of quarterback he was, if he makes it back to the NFL at all.

As one doctor who’s worked with NFL teams said this week, ‘If he didn’t make it back, it wouldn’t surprise me. This is a bad injury, about the worse knee injury a player can have.’

Let’s just hope that this isn’t the case and Teddy can make a full recovery.



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