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Vikings confirm Sam Bradford will miss third consecutive game

Sam Bradford

Dealing with a bone bruise in the knee, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was not present at practice on Thursday. This seemed to be a clear indication that he will not play Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

The Vikings themselves confirmed that suspicion on Thursday.

Bradford has missed each of the past two games after suffering the injury in a blowout Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints. Last week saw backup Case Keenum throw three touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Tampa Bay.

He’ll now be given another opportunity to prove himself against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. As it relates to Bradford, we have no real idea when he’ll be back on the field.