Prior to the beginning of the 2016 season, Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury, a complete ACL tear with both nerve and artery damage. It was the worst news a player and his team wanted to hear, it was news that his career could possibly be over.
Bridgewater is continuing his rehab with the hopes of returning to the field for the 2017 season but according to doctors the damage that was caused won’t allow him to return to the player that he was or even worse, force him to never play football again.
Here’s his full report from Sunday morning on NFL Countdown:
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.’
Knee injuries are specific to individuals, so without assessing Bridegwater himself one cannot determine the extent of the damage, but unfortunately for him this injury may have put his career in jeopardy.