The Vikings placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.
Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee, torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage during what head coach Mike Zimmer described as a non-contact, “freaky” incident. The quarterback was dropping back to pass in a regular team drill when he hit the turf on Tuesday. The Vikings anticipate “significant” recovery time, though fortunately for Bridgewater he did not suffer any nerve or arterial damage, according to the team.
Taking his place on the 75-man roster is quarterback Brad Sorensen, who was initially let go earlier this week as part of the first wave of roster cuts. Sorensen will give the Vikings an extra arm during practice and potentially during Thursday’s preseason finale against the L.A. Rams, if needed.
Also heading to injured reserve are safety Antone Exum Jr. (knee) and defensive tackle Scott Crichton (undisclosed). Both went unclaimed on waivers.
Listen:Matt Vensel, Michael Rand and Andrew Krammer discuss where the Vikings should go from here after Teddy Bridgewater’s season-ending knee injury on the latest Access Vikings podcast.