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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater goes down in practice

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been injured during practice this afternoon with what appears to be a serious knee injury.

The Minnesota Vikings may have suffered a significant blow to their 2016 season. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was rolling out to pass during team drills at Winter Park Tuesday afternoon and went down without contact on the field in what was appears to be a serious injury.

Bridgewater went down and athletic trainers were looking at his left knee. A cart came onto the field as trainers looked at him and an ambulance arrived at Winter Park within minutes. 

Practice was immediately cancelled and several players left the field in anger, throwing their helmets to the ground and cursing. Teammate Adrian Peterson led a circle of players praying around Bridgewater.

Head coach Mike Zimmer is scheduled to hold a press conference at 4 p.m. and will hopefully provide more details as to the extent of the injury, but it looks serious and potentially season-threatening -- the last thing the Vikings need heading into the 2016 regular season.

Bridgewater was leading the NFL this preseason with a 141.5 passer rating and with 11-yard average per attempt.

(Tim Yotter contributed to this report)


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