Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament during what head coach Mike Zimmer described as a non-contact, “freaky” incident. The quarterback was dropping back to pass in a regular team drill when he hit the turf on Tuesday. The Vikings anticipate “significant” recovery time, though fortunately for Bridgewater he did not suffer any nerve or arterial damage, according to the team.
Taking his place on the 75-man roster is quarterback Brad Sorensen, who was initially let go earlier this week as part of the first wave of roster cuts. Sorensen will give the Vikings an extra arm during practice and potentially during Thursday’s preseason finale against the L.A. Rams, if needed.