Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed Teddy Bridgewater’s knee surgery on Sept. 8, 2016, will evaluate the quarterback on Monday. If Cooper clears Bridgewater, and the Vikings sign off on it, the quarterback could return to the practice field as soon as Wednesday.
The Vikings’ plan all along has been to get Bridgewater practicing soon after Week 6, and signs point to the quarterback being ready to go. He’s been doing extensive rehab work in recent weeks, and has looked impressive in brief glimpses of his throwing sessions, flashing overhauled mechanics that have the quarterback driving off a flexed back leg and putting less stress on his surgically-repaired front leg.
If Bridgewater returns this week, the Vikings have three weeks to make a decision about whether to put him on their active roster. The story suggested Bridgewater could be back after the team's Week 9 bye. With the injury to Aaron Rogers opening up doors to a lot of NFC teams, this certainly can't be ruled out. As the story said, there are still questions on if the QB can cut at full speed, protect himself and recover from a hit.