Bridgewater Discusses Long-Awaited Return to Vikings

November 09, 2017 03:34 PM

Teddy Bridgewater will be on the Vikings active roster Sunday in Washington for the first time since a devastating knee injury before the 2016 season.  Thursday morning at Winter Park, he discussed the long road back through rehabilitation and the feeling of finally arriving back on the active roster...

"I felt a kid in school when all the other kids were going to phys ed I was stuck sitting in detention," Bridgewater said Thursday in his first conversation with media since the team's training camp in August.

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Click the video box on this page to hear Teddy Bridgewater's entire Thursday morning conversation with the media from the Vikings locker room at Winter Park

Bridgewater was firmly in place as the Vikings #1 quarterback ahead of the 2016 season. Just a couple weeks before what would have been his third season, he collapsed during a drill at practice after a non-contact injury dislocated his knee and affected every ligament in his knee.

At the time of the injury, there was legitimate concern Bridgwater might never play again.

One report quoted a doctor who's worked with NFL teams saying, "If he didn't make it back, it wouldn't surprise me. This is a bad injury, about the worst knee injury a player can have."

Bridgewater will be the backup to starter Case Keenum on Sunday.

Keenum took over the starting role after Sam Bradford, whom the Vikings acquired in a trade immediately after Bridgewater's injury, went down with a non-contact injury in the Vikings second game this season.

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