Vikings: No timetable on Teddy Bridgewater after workout video surfaces
The Minnesota Vikings are nothing short of impressed with the progress Teddy Bridgewater is making in rehab following a traumatic knee injury suffered during training camp last year. But the team is still reluctant to place any timetable on Bridgewater’s return, especially in light of an impressive workout video that surfaced this week.
The video, originally posted Tuesday on Instagram by Bridgewater and later tweeted by the Star Tribune’s Andrew Krammer, showed the quarterback dropping back and throwing a pass.
Posted from @teddyb_h2o's Instagram account today: pic.twitter.com/259jKYKePT
— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) March 28, 2017
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, speaking from the owners’ meetings, credited Bridgewater’s dedication after seeing him last week.
“I know he’s been working extremely hard. As far as a timeline, I know he was in last week and continuing to rehab with our medical staff and [head athletic trainer] Eric Sugarman,” Spielman said, via the Star Tribune. “I can tell you there is no one I’ve seen other than Adrian [Peterson] when he came back from his ACL that has worked as hard as Teddy is working. And this is more significant than just an ACL.
“But Teddy is incredible with the attitude and work ethic that he’s put in to get back on the field as quickly as we can.”
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, appearing on Sirius XM, also praised Bridgewater for all the hard work.
“He’s doing a great job in rehab,” Zimmer said.” He was in last week doing a good job. These guys will get him back and get him ready to go.
“I honestly don’t know when; no one really knows. … We’re anticipating getting him back at some point, we just don’t know when.”
Bridgewater appeared poised to take the next step in his development before dislocating his knee and suffering torn ACL in the horrific injury. The Vikings made a desperate trade for Sam Bradford, who filled in admirably in Bridgewater’s absence.
Zimmer has since stated the starting quarterback job is Bradford’s heading into the 2017 season. And even though Bridgewater’s workout video is a positive development, he obviously still has ways to go before he’s ready to resume full football activities.