Vikings add Teddy Bridgewater to active roster; Sam Bradford to IR
Nov 09 2017
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford underwent an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday in which Dr. James Andrews "cleaned up" his left knee but found no major damage, according to team sources.
The Vikings are reportedly considering putting Sam Bradford on injured reserve, which would end his season.
Wednesday is a milestone day for Bridgewater.
Bradford saw Andrews on September 22, but it was determined then that no surgery was needed. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start the season, before being cleared to return to practice on October 16. Keenum is expected to start Sunday against the NFC West-leading Rams, a game that could go a long way in determining whether he keeps the starting job for the stretch run. Bradford turned 30 today and made it through just one game this season. Bridgewater was rushed to a Level 1 trauma hospital out of fear that he could lose the lower part of his leg after dislocating his knee and tearing multiple ligaments, including the ACL.
It's highly unlikely the Vikings will waive quarterback Kyle Sloter, a source said Monday, to create the roster spot for Bridgewater. The Vikings quarterback has come a long way since he suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL on August 30, 2016. His 3,231 passing yards that season earned him an invite to the Pro Bowl.
Following Bridgewater's injury previous year, the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford, who opened this season with a 346-yards, three-touchdown opening win game against the New Orleans Saints - a 29-19 Vikings victory.