Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater set to miss season with torn ACL and dislocated knee

Minnesota quarterback picked up the "significant" knee injury during a training session which was forced to be cut short

BY Newstalk 10:04 Wednesday 31 August 2016, 10:04 31 Aug 2016

Image: Andy Clayton-King / AP/Press Association Images

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looks set to is the rest of the NFL season after suffering a "significant" knee injury during training yesterday.

The session was cut short due to the injury and it later emerged that Bridgewater had dislocated his knee and suffered a torn ACL after going down awkwardly following a dropped pass.

"After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage," a team statement read.

"Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days.

"Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. [The team] would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab."

The 23-year-old helped lead the Vikings to the NFC North championship last season. He missed the second preseason game with a shoulder issue, but featured on Sunday against San Diego.

Coach Mike Zimmer said: "Teddy’s such a great kid. I love this kid. Our fans love this kid.

"We’re not going to stick our heads in the sand, tuck our tail between our legs,” Zimmer later added. "We’re not going to make excuses."

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