Mike Zimmer after missing two weeks: Teddy Bridgewater looks ‘quite a bit better’

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Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) warms up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is doing everything he can to make a healthy return to the NFL. On that note, head coach Mike Zimmer had some encouraging news to share after observing Bridgewater in action for the first time in two weeks.

Bridgewater has been rehabbing for several months since suffering a devastating knee injury prior to the start of the 2016 regular season. He recently practiced with the Vikings in OTAs and was able to drop back smoothly to make passes (watch here).

The following day Bridgewater returned to his doctors in Dallas where he got some good news about his rehab.

Bridgewater was chosen by the Vikings 32nd overall in 2014. Due to his injury, the Vikings declined to pick up his fifth-year option. But it is at least encouraging to see that the team has hope that he will eventually be able to make a comeback.

In the meantime, Sam Bradford will continue to start for the team. He is signed through the 2017 season. As for Bridgewater, we wish him only the best in regaining full mobility and health.