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Mike Zimmer: Vikings medical staff more worried by Teddy Bridgewater’s knee than I was

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said, though he personally felt optimistic about the long-term health of Teddy Bridgewater’s knee, the team’s medical staff was concerned about the quarterback’s long-term future in the NFL.

Well, I thought he was doing good in practice. The reports I’d get back from the medical people weren’t as positive as I was, Zimmer said Tuesday at the NFL annual meetings.

The Vikings reset their quarterback position in free agency, signing Kirk Cousins and trading for Trevor Siemian. Bridgewater, Keenum and Bradford all signed elsewhere.

I mean, everything (Bridgewater) does, he overcomes, Zimmer said. He’s a great competitor. A great kid.

I mean, for him to come back from the injury he had was significant. Really, it was remarkable, for the amount of time. No one in the history of the world has come back from the injury he had in that amount of time.

The Vikings gathered information about athletes from all sports who suffered an injury similar to Bridgewater’s. According to their medical staff’s analysis, Zimmer said 24 total cases were recorded, and half of those athletes never competed again.

It was doubtful, Zimmer said of the initial medical prognosis that Bridgewater would be able to play again.

But I think the part about knowing who the kid was made it a little bit better.

Trevone Boykin was accused of viciously beating his girlfriend last Tuesday. It wasn’t until this Tuesday — a day after the victim went on Dallas’s WFAA-TV to tell her story — that the Seahawks released him, although they reportedly knew of the investigation into the incident soon after it happened. The NFL might never get a grip, collectively or with each team, on how to deal with players in these situations. The way the Seahawks handled this one doesn’t create much confidence. Until this, Boykin was the only backup for Russell Wilson under contract. Until this, they were ready to ride with him.

They lost Paul Richardson in free agency. They traded Bennett and released Sherman. They have entertained trading Thomas. And NHL Jerseys China they used the anybody but Kaepernick strategy of backing up the most valuable, and vulnerable, player on Orioles Cheap Jerseys their roster.