Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater Injures Knee, Out for Season

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 28: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota — The Minnesota Vikings took a major hit to their Super Bowl hopes at practice on Tuesday when starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a serious injury to his knee.

Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and tear of his ACL, not to mention other structural damage, which effectively ends his 2016 season before it started. The injury occurred as he was dropping back to pass and planted his foot awkwardly.

The team released the following statement on the injury:

Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. I would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab.