Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice, after missing 14 months due to a horrific knee injury, and Bridgewater frontnearly ended up back on the shelf immediately. As Bridgewater walked across the practice field, a ball boy who was not paying attention cut in of him, and missed crashing into Bridgewater’s legs by inches. If this ball boy had re-injured Bridgewater’s knee, this ball boy and his family would have to pack up and move out of Minnesota, and spend the rest of their lives living under an assumed identity in Alaska or Florida far away from angry Vikings fans. The ballboy nearly became a football version of Steve Batrtman. However, disaster was averted, by just inches.
Here is the emotional video the Vikings released about Bridgewater’s return, and according to his teammates, Bridgewater looked great. Bridgewater is the most talented quarterback on the Vikings roster, and with Aaron Rodgers injured, the NFC North is up for grabs. At some point this year, we could see Bridgewater back under center on Sundays, leading the Vikings during the playoff push.
Good to see you back out there, @teddyb_h2o!