Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury at practice on Tuesday, dislocating his knee and completely tearing his ACL. The injury left Vikings camp shaken and stopped in its tracks. Thankfully, Minnesota got good news Tuesday night when medical tests revealed Bridgewater had not suffered any nerve or arterial damage. Though the ACL and “other structural damage” will likely end Bridgewater’s season, the Vikings expect him to make a full recovery, meaning we will hopefully get to see him play football again.
When an injury like this happens, it sends shockwaves around the league. Players, coaches and fans all feel the impact of this injury knowing it could have very well happened to themselves, their friends or someone else they care about.
The Lions are no different, and several players sent their best wishes to Bridgewater and the Vikings.
Praying for you @teddyb_h2o— Caraun Akinó Reid (@ChopReid) August 30, 2016
Get healthy lil bra @teddyb_h2o I already kno u go Come back stronger then ever— Darius slay (@_bigplayslay23) August 30, 2016
Prayers up for my dude @teddyb_h2o never wanna see anybody injured especially a legit good dude!— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) August 31, 2016
Praying for you bro @teddyb_h2o . Heard the devastating news.— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) August 30, 2016
Praying for you @teddyb_h2o. Minor setback for a major comeback.— Jay Lee (@AirTraffic_Lee4) August 30, 2016
Blessings up to ma man @teddyb_h2o get well soon bro!!— Ezekiel Ansah (@Ziggy_Ansah) August 31, 2016
Even Calvin Johnson made a social media appearance to wish Bridgewater well:
@teddyb_h2o hate to hear the news Man but u r a baller tho get it back strong and you'll continue to dominate— Calvin Johnson, Jr. (@calvinjohnsonjr) August 31, 2016
It’s really refreshing to see players come out and support their fellow co-workers, even when they come from a rival team. By all accounts, Bridgewater is an extremely nice human being and an incredibly likable guy. We here at Pride Of Detroit also wish him a quick and full recovery. The NFL is better with you on the field, Teddy.