Vikings staff may have saved Teddy Bridgewater’s leg as more disturbing injury details emerge Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 8: Teddy Bridgewater #5 and Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings leave the field together after a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter of the game on November 8, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Just 25 minutes into practice, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a torn ACL and dislocated knee, and the details of the injury are much worse than just a ligament tear..

An ambulance was called to the Vikings practice facility, and Bridgewater?s leg was reportedly flailing after his leg ?snapped.? It was so bad that Bridgewater was reportedly sedated and head coach Mike Zimmer spoke with the quarterback’s mother “several” times, detailing the severity of the injury.

Apparently, the injury was so bad, Bridgewater could have lost his leg:

In terms of depth, behind Bridgewater is Shaun Hill and rookie Joel Stave.


In just his second season in the league, Bridgewater led the Vikings to the playoffs, where they suffered a chilly defeat to the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings went 11-5, as Bridgewater game-managed Minnesota to 14 touchdowns through the air and nine interceptions.

It?s a devastating injury just a week out from the regular season.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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