News broke earlier today that Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings was taken away from the practice field in an ambulance. Any time an ambulance is involved, especially in the world of sports, it doesn’t spell anything good whatsoever.
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It was later announced that Bridgewater suffered a complete tear to his ACL and a dislocated knee on top of it.
BREAKING: Teddy Bridgewater suffered dislocated knee & completely torn ACL. No nerve damage. Full recovery expected. pic.twitter.com/nuiaP2Yfoz
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 31, 2016
That’s pretty intense stuff right there. One could only imagine the pain that Bridgewater had to be enduring when the injury occurred and is more than likely still feeling at this very moment. It’s probably a mixture of the pain in his knee and thr fact that his 2016 season has come to an end, before it even got started.
Bridgewater was predicted to by some to take that next step and to continue to solidify himself as one of the best young quarterbacks the NFL has to offer. He earned his first Pro Bowl nod last season when he passed for 3,231 yards with 14 touchdowns and helped lead the Vikings to an 11-5 record that earned them a playoff berth.
Some of the Detroit Lions‘ players themselves took to Twitter and expressed their support for Bridgewater and the hopes for a speedy recovery.
Blessings up to ma man @teddyb_h2o 🙏🏾 get well soon bro!!
— Ezekiel Ansah (@Ziggy_Ansah) August 31, 2016
Get healthy lil bra @teddyb_h2o I already kno u go Come back stronger then ever🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) August 30, 2016
Praying for you bro @teddyb_h2o . Heard the devastating news.
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) August 30, 2016
Praying for you @teddyb_h2o
— Caraun Akinó Reid (@ChopReid) August 30, 2016
Prayers up for my dude @teddyb_h2o never wanna see anybody injured especially a legit good dude!
— Nino (@qdiggs6) August 31, 2016
Praying for you @teddyb_h2o. Minor setback for a major comeback. 🙏🏽
— Jay Lee (@AirTraffic_Lee4) August 30, 2016
It’s really cool to see players rally around one another and give support when it comes to stuff like this.
Teddy Bridgewater has a long road to recovery ahead of him, but expect him to come back, stronger and better than ever. He won’t be able to build off his Pro Bowl season this year, but next year will be in his sights and he’ll use that as motivation to take 2017 by storm and be a force for the Vikings.