When Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrific looking knee injury in practice before the regular season this year, it changed the 2016 season for the Vikings.
That being said, it may have changed more than just the 2016 season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there is some concern from “doctors around the league” that Bridgewater may never be able to make it back to the NFL from this injury.
Here is the full report that was featured on NFL Countdown this past Sunday morning:
“Teddy Bridgewater continues to rehab in Minnesota and he is making progress. Nearly two months after he dislocated his knee, Bridgewater is making strides and Vikings officials are pleased with where he’s at. But other doctors around the league know there are no guarantees Bridgewater will be able to return to the type of quarterback he was, if he makes it back to the NFL at all.
As one doctor who’s worked with NFL teams said this week, ‘If he didn’t make it back, it wouldn’t surprise me. This is a bad injury, about the worse knee injury a player can have.’”
It should be noted that these doctors from around the league are not ones who have intimate knowledge of Bridgewater’s knee. Their statements are more directed towards the general nature of this type of injury.
With that in mind though, it’s certainly a testament to how serious this knee injury was when several doctors from around the league claim that the quarterback’s career could be in jeopardy.