Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a pretty nasty-looking injury during practice on Tuesday, causing the team to end practice early. The team feared the worst for the third-year quarterback and it looks like that has happened.
NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport reported that Bridgewater torn his ACL, a diagnosis that came after he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and had to be sedated before his MRI. He will miss the entire 2016 season.
Prior to the diagnosis, head coach Mike Zimmer talked about the injury, saying it “didn’t look good” for him to play this year. However, the Vikings aren’t ready to just give up going into the season.
“We’re not going to stick our heads in the sand, tuck our tail between our legs,” Zimmer said. “We’re not going to make excuses.
“Everybody can count us out but I think that’d be the wrong thing to do.”
The Vikings open the 2016 season on the road against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 11.