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Vikings Athletic Trainers Saved Bridgewater’s ‘leg and career’

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Professional Sports

Vikings Athletic Trainers Saved Bridgewater’s ‘leg and career’

Article reposted from MSN Sports
Author: MSN Sports

What happened to Teddy Bridgewater on Tuesday was clearly not your typical season-ending knee injury, and it sounds like he is fortunate the Minnesota Vikings have a top-notch training staff.

According to Will Carroll, a sportswriter who specializes in covering medical issues and injuries, the injuries Bridgewater suffered could have cost him much more than the 2016 season if team trainers failed to act quickly.

Source confirms tibiofemoral dislocation, ruptured ACL for Bridgewater. “Trainers may have saved his leg and career by quick action.”

Tibiofemoral dislocation … basically, Bridgewater’s femur (upper leg) went off the tibia (shin, lower leg.) Yeah.

It was clear right away that Bridgewater injured more than just his ACL, as players typically don’t leave the field in an ambulance when something like that happens. The 911 call from the incident (audio here) showed that it was more than your average sports injury.

Bridgewater had shown significant signs of improvement since coming into the league and was a breakout candidate for 2016. Here’s hoping the injury doesn’t cost him much in the long term.