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Teddy Bridgewater out of hospital; releases statement through Vikings

By Judd Zulgad

Two days after suffering a dislocated left knee cap and tearing his ACL, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said his “purpose will not be denied” in a statement released through the team.

“I want to thank the Wilf Family and the entire Vikings organization, all of my teammates, friends, Eric Sugarman and the amazing Vikings athletic training staff and the fans who have sent me messages and wished me well,” Bridgewater said in the statement. “Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to me and have helped me in this difficult time.

“There are great players and great leaders in our locker room who are going to fight to the end to reach the goals we set for 2016. I will be there mentally, physically and in spirit to support them accomplish those goals.

In order to have a testimony, you have to have a test. I come from amazing DNA, I watched my mom fight and win against breast cancer. We will, as a team, attack my rehab with the same vigor and energy. My faith is strong, my faith is unwavering and my vision is clear. My purpose will not be denied.”

USA Today reported Thursday that Bridgewater is out of the hospital, according to his adviser, former NFL safety Abe Elam. “He is handling everything well,” Elam told Tom Pelissero.

Bridgewater has not yet had surgery as doctors wait for the swelling to go down.

Bridgewater, who fell to the ground during a non-contact drill during Tuesday’s practice at Winter Park, was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday and will be out for the season.

Bridgewater’s injury makes Shaun Hill the Vikings’ starting quarterback for now, but the team is exploring its options. The Vikings were scheduled to close the preseason on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The post Teddy Bridgewater out of hospital; releases statement through Vikings appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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