“Teddy Bridgewater had his left knee surgically repaired yesterday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Dan Cooper at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, TX,” Eric Sugarman, the Vikings’ director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer, said in a statement. “The knee dislocation resulted in Teddy needing a multi-ligament reconstruction. I was able to be present in Dallas, support Teddy and observe the entire procedure. The repair was excellent and gives Teddy every reason to be very optimistic.”
Bridgewater dislocated his knee without taking contact to it during practice on Aug. 30 and the Vikings said at the time he suffered a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and suffered other structural damage.
“Teddy already began the rehab process yesterday, will return to Minnesota to continue on the road to recovery very soon and looks forward to getting back on the field,” Sugarman said on Friday.
On Thursday, Mike Zimmer addressed the situation briefly after hearing from the doctors.
“It’ll be a good rehab,” Zimmer said. “He’ll have bad days and he’ll have good days and he’ll just have to keep – like he always does – keep fighting.”