Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Bridgewater cleared to rejoin Vikings for practice this week

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings for practice, roughly 14 months after a dislocation and multiple ligament tears in his left knee put his leg and career at risk. Coach Mike Zimmer said Bridgewater will be eased back in with the team beginning Wednesday. "We're not going to dose him out," Zimmer said Monday, after the 24-year-old quarterback visited his surgeon, Dr. Dan Cooper at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, and was given the green light to participate.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to undergo surgery on broken collarbone

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Aaron Rodgers is to have surgery on his broken right collarbone, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has confirmed. Rodgers, arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's 23-10 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings after being legally hit by opposing linebacker Anthony Barr as he threw a pass that was dropped by tight end Martellus Bennett. After being carted off the field and taken to the locker room for further evaluation, the team later announced that Rodgers had been ruled out for the rest of the game and could even miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone.

Aaron Rodgers to miss ‘significant’ time after collarbone surgery

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Aaron Rodgers is arguably the best player in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery after breaking his collarbone on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says. “Aaron Rodgers suffered a significant injury in the game,” McCarthy said.

Update: Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater cleared to practice, will come off PUP list

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Less than 14 months after suffering a knee injury so severe there was fear he could lose his left leg, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was reportedly cleared to practice by his surgeon. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen posted on Twitter that Dr. Dan Cooper, the man who performed the surgery on Bridgewater’s dislocated knee – he also suffered a torn ACL – has given Bridgewater the thumbs up to return to practice. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t played a game since a wild-card playoff loss after the 2015 season.

Teddy Bridgewater could come off PUP list following checkup

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to come off the physically unable to perform list as early as this week, barring any setbacks in his checkup with his knee surgeon on Monday, league sources told ESPN. Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore multiple ligaments on Aug. 30, 2016, and hasn't played or practiced since. Once the Vikings take him off the PUP list, they will have a 21-day window in which to activate him or place him on season-ending injured reserve. But with Sam Bradford nursing a lingering knee injury, Bridgewater has re-entered the Vikings' quarterback conversation this season. Bridgewater wants to play, but the Vikings would like to give him as much

Packers coach McCarthy quiets free agent QB talk after Rodgers injury

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy appeared to put to bed talk of them signing a free agent quarterback after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers sustained the injury in the first quarter of the 23-10 defeat on Sunday as he was hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on a pass intended for Martellus Bennett. The Packers have already indicated Rodgers could miss the rest of the season, naturally leading to suggestions Green Bay may look to the open market for a quarterback, with former Dallas Cowboy and TV pundit Tony Romo and ex-San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick the obvious candidates were a team that is consistently in play-off contention look to sign a free agent.

Rodgers ‘the best player in football’ – McCarthy

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy labelled Aaron Rodgers'the best player in football' after the quarterback suffered a broken collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings.

Early fantasy pickups: Aaron Rodgers fill-ins and navigating Week 7 byes

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Aaron Rodgers could be done for the season after suffering a broken collarbone on a brutal hit against the Minnesota Vikings. Jameis Winston had to leave on Sunday with a shoulder injury. The game’s hottest quarterback, Deshaun Watson, is on a bye in Week 7, as is Matthew Stafford.

With Rodgers out, Vikings cruise past Packers 23-10

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Aaron Rodgers has engineered many a last-minute comeback for the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers was long gone, and so was Green Bay's division lead. Harrison Smith led the Minnesota defense's thorough dismantling of the Packers, who lost Rodgers to a broken collarbone and left with a 23-10 defeat to the Vikings on Sunday that transformed the trajectory of the NFC North race.

Aaron Rodgers wasn’t happy with Anthony Barr’s hit, but was it dirty?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr looked right at Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, saw him release a pass and then continued to hit him and drive him into the ground. The Packers announced Rodgers has a broken collarbone, and he could miss the rest of the season. Rodgers missed seven games in 2013 with a broken collarbone, though he returned late in the season.