The Minnesota Vikings officially announced on Wednesday that the team had placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on injured reserve after he suffered a gut-wrenching knee injury during the Vikings’ practice on Tuesday.
In case you have been living underground for the past 24-hours, Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury during practice Tuesday and it was later diagnosed as a dislocated knee and a torn ACL. His 2016 season is now in the garbage and Minnesota is left scrambling with what to do next.
Also included in the announcement was the re-signing of quarterback Brad Sorensen. The Vikings had released the quarterback earlier in the day Tuesday before their 2016 Super Bowl aspirations were taken away with Teddy as he left Winter Park in an ambulance.
Sorensen is no guarantee to make the regular season roster, but he was likely brought in to play in the team’s preseason finale on Thursday instead of forcing Shaun Hill to go out there and risk injury. With Minnesota’s Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans around the corner, protecting their starting quarterback must be a top priority, even if it is Hill.
The final note in the team’s announcement on Wednesday mentioned that safety Antone Exum Jr. and defensive lineman Scott Crichton had cleared waivers and were also added to injured reserve.