Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Sam Bradford undergoes surgery

Sam Bradford undergoes surgery

Bradford underwent an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday in which Dr. James Andrews "cleaned up" his left knee but found no major damage, according to ESPN.

With Teddy Bridgewater returning to the active roster Wednesday, I fully expect the team to shut Bradford down.

A source said Monday that Bridgewater will be activated by Wednesday unless there is an unforeseen development.

For weeks, Bradford has battled side effects of a non-contact knee injury he sustained when he led the Vikings to a 29-19 win over the Saints in Week 1.

Bradford saw Andrews on September 22, but it was determined then that no surgery was needed.

Bridgewater practiced with the team on October 18 for the first time since his injury. Bradford returned briefly in Week 5, attempting just 11 passes in the Vikings' win over the Chicago Bears before ceding the job to Keenum. He turns 30 on November 8, and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

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Bridgewater hasn't played since the 2016 preseason, when he dislocated his knee and required surgery. He has battled knee injuries throughout his career and has played only two games this season for the Vikings, who sent first- and fourth-round draft picks to the Eagles to acquire him a year ago.

Bridgewater's last non-preseason action came during the 2015 season, when the Vikings lost to the Seahawks in the NFC wild-card game on January 10, 2016.

The Vikings play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday.

A second second opinion portends an ominous situation for Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

He threw for more yards than any Vikings quarterback over their first two seasons.

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