Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage.
The statement went on to say there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery, it said.
It's a major blow to Minnesota's Super Bowl hopes and the overall upside of the team's passing game, including Stefon Diggs. Shaun Hill is a capable backup, though the team may want to trade for depth (or a potential starter) at the position. Hill has a career 62.0% completion rate, and a 49-to-30 TD-to-INT ratio. His career 6.8 YPA is a half-yard less than the league average (7.3 YPA) in 2015. While Bridgewater is more of a game-manager, Hill is known as a gunslinger who's willing to take some chances, so this isn't a major downgrade for the Vikings' skill position players.