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Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater went down with a 'significant' knee injury that could end season

This sounds like bad news for one of the league’s most promising QBs.

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS QUARTERBACK Teddy Bridgewater suffered a “significant” injury on Tuesday that could be season-threatening.

Early into practice Bridgewater went down with a non-contact injury and reportedly began grabbing his knee.

Head coach Mike Zimmer said the team did not have updates on the injury at a post-practice press conference Tuesday, but said “it doesn’t look good right now.” He admitted it could be season-ending.

Reports from those who witnessed it sounded sickening. Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press said players were “swearing and praying,” while Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune said he heard “screaming,” and players were slamming their helmets when Bridgewater went down.

The Vikings cancelled training, and Bridgewater was picked up in an ambulance.

Entering his third season in the NFL, Bridgewater and the Vikings were facing lofty expectations. They were a missed field goal away from the NFC Divisional game in the playoffs, and with Adrian Peterson and an improved receiving group, they could conceivably challenge for supremacy in the NFC North.

The 36-year-old quarterback Shaun Hill is the Vikings’ primary backup, with Joel Stave as the backup. However, with several quarterbacks still on the free-agent market and a few borderline starters on the trade market, the Vikings may look into strengthening the position if Bridgewater does indeed miss significant time.

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