Coach Mike Zimmer said this afternoon that the initial report was positive after Teddy Bridgewater’s knee surgery this morning.
“Got a call from the doctor today and everything’s good,” he said.
Bridgewater on Aug. 30 dislocated his left knee, tore the anterior cruciate ligament and suffered other structural damage, according to a statement released by head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman the day of the injury.
It was Zimmer’s understanding that this morning the surgeon did not find anything more concerning than what was initially diagnosed.
“No, he says it’s a good repair,” he said. “I don’t remember the exact words.”
Zimmer was asked if he had a chance to talk to Bridgewater afterward.
“Today? No, he’s probably kind of groggy,” Zimmer said with a laugh.
Zimmer declined to provide a timetable for how long it could take the quarterback to rehab his injury and return to action. The initial fear was that the injury could sideline him past the start of training camp next year.
“It will be a good rehab,” Zimmer said. “He’ll have bad days and he’ll have good days. And he’ll have to, like he always does, keep fighting.”