The Minnesota Vikings are coming off of a 41-28 victory at home over the Atlanta Falcons. Just a week after being throttled by the New Orleans Saints, the Vikings did the damage against Atlanta. On Sunday, it was a different look however, as Teddy Bridgewater was at the helm. Late in the game though, and injury had fans holding their breath.
On a run up the middle near the goal line, Bridgewater had his ankle turned as he was being tackled. He would be carted to the locker room and had X-rays done. An MRI on Monday followed, and nothing negative came back. Now it appears as if he will be just fine to start Thursday against the Green Bay Packers.
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Considering that Teddy Bridgewater was standing back on the sidelines before the game concluded on Sunday, and looked to be in good spirits, I don’t think there was ever much doubt that he would play on Thursday. Obviously ankle injuries aren’t fun, and the short week doesn’t help things, but reasoning probably wins out here.
Christian Ponder stepped in on Sunday because the game was clearly in hand already, had the situation been different, Bridgewater would have likely had a shot to be back on the field.
Look for Bridgewater to have a good tape job, and be on the field competing against the division rival Packers on Thursday night.