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Teddy Bridgewater out for the season with dislocated knee and torn ACL

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Eagles host the Vikings in Week 7

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL today in practice, the team announced on its website. He will miss the entire season.

Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. I would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab.

Bridgewater went down in practice with no contact, which is almost always an extremely serious injury. There were fears that the injury was even more catastrophic after he was rushed to the hospital and sedated, but thankfully that did not turn out to be the case.

The Eagles host the Vikings in Week 7 on October 23rd. Shaun Hill will take over starting quarterback duties for the Vikings for now. Hill is in his 11th season in the NFL and has started only 34 games, and has only started 8 since 2011 when he relieved an injured Sam Bradford in 2014. The Vikings are expected to add another quarterback, as undrafted free agent rookie Joel Stave is the only other QB currently on the roster.

The Vikings game could be the 2nd straight game for the Eagles against a backup QB. Tony Romo is out at least six weeks with a broken vertabrae and his target return is the Week 8 Eagles-Cowboys game. Any set back would mean that the Eagles would miss facing Teddy Bridgewater and Tony Romo in consecutive games, making for a considerably easier schedule, though through unfortunate circumstances.