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Sam Bradford says knee injury ‘should be something that goes away’

Nov 24, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws the ball during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Lions win 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Bradford said Friday he is feeling better about the long-term outlook of his knee injury after visiting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.

”I think it was definitely good news down there,” Bradford said. “It was comforting knowing that, if things go according to plan, it should be something that eventually goes away.”

Visiting Dr. Andrews, Bradford said, was to “make sure there wasn’t anything else there” with his knee injury, which NFL Network reported to be a bone bruise.

Bradford suffered the injury in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints and has not been able to start since. He sat out last week’s practice.

The Vikings’ starting quarterback did not indicate whether he will be playing on Monday night against the Chicago Bears, but said he hoped to know within the next two practices rather than being a game-time decision. Following Friday’s workout, the team listed him as “limited” in practice.

Bradford said when he does return, he doesn’t expect to feel fully healthy.

“At this point you’re going to have to play through some discomfort,” Bradford said. “I would like it to be 100 percent but I don’t even know if that’s possible until the bye week or the end of the year. The goal is just to be able to go out there and feel comfortable and be able to play. I am going to have to play through some discomfort.”

The Vikings listed Bradford as a limited participant in practice. He did not comment on how much he was able to do.

“I feel good,” Bradford said. “Being able to go out there and practice yesterday was a step in the right direction. Being able to go out there again today and see what it feels like and be able to make it through today, make it through tomorrow, that’s key for me.”

  • Gordon Guffey

    I just hope he doesn’t rush back ~ Better to let him sit if needed so they have a shot at having him for the next 11 games then have him re-injurer himself and miss more time ~ If the defense can show up again this week like it did last week then Keenum should be able to play well enough to help the team win vs beased on what I have read a so~so Bears defense ~ Plus giving him another week to work with his skilled players and getting their timing down should be a big help and I have to believe that Shurmur has already made the adjustments needed to help Murray~McKinnon and Ham to be more effective ~ Ridley is probable a couple of weeks away from being ready to help if he can ~ I dont know much about the guy as far as his play in the NFL ~ I dont have a clue how good the teams he played for after he left NE where of if he just faded away after his one big season ~ ??? ~ I sure hope Cook can make a full recovery and be back in time for training camp ~ I know a few here wanted Mixon but he hasn’t been close to Cook so far ~

    • Nike15

      He ain’t hurt either

      • Gordon Guffey

        ??? who ~

        • Nike 15


  • beloitgopher

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    Tank season and build for a 10 year playoff run next year!

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