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Minnesota Vikings place Teddy Bridgewater, 2 others on IR

The Minnesota Vikings made the roster move everyone knew was coming for the last 24 hours by officially placing Teddy Bridgewater and two others on injured reserve.

The Minnesota Vikings knew Teddy Bridgewater’s season was over before it began when he dislocated his knee and tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Tuesday’s practice. Moving him to injured reserve, as they did on Wednesday, was only a matter of time.

The move officially ends Bridgewater’s season as he prepares for surgery to repair his left knee and eventually start the long rehab process.

The Vikings re-signed QB Brad Sorensen to help with Thursday night’s preseason finale at U.S. Bank Stadium, where he and Joel Stave are expected to man the quarterback position. Veteran Shaun Hill, who is expected to be the starter in place of Bridgewater, isn’t expected to play Thursday night.

The Vikings also placed two other players on injured reserve, as S Antone Exum and DT Scott Crichton cleared the injured waivers and revert back to Minnesota’s reserve roster.

Those moves suddenly give the Vikings four players on injured reserve – Bridgewater, Exum and Crichton, plus DT B.J. Dubose, who suffered an injury in an offseason workout.

The Vikings will have to further trim their roster from 75 to 53 by 3 p.m. Saturday. 

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