Report: Vikings trainers may have saved Teddy Bridgewater’s life

Teddy Bridgewater will be one of the biggest bargains among NFL free agents
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As more information comes out about the horrifying injury suffered by Teddy Bridgewater, the picture of what happened grows bleaker. Speaking on 1500 ESPN Radio Wednesday, famed injury doctor Will Carroll revealed that the Minnesota Vikings trainers could have actually saved his life.

Carroll explained that the injury was so bad that Bridgewater could have literally bled out on the field if not for the quick actions taken by Minnesota’s trainers.

He had previously described the actions taken by these trainers as ones that saved Bridgewater’s career and his leg, meaning it could have potentially been lost in the unimaginable accident.

The Vikings released a statement about the MRI results Tuesday night in which the organization revealed an ACL tear and the knee dislocation.

But what Carroll is reporting here is much, much more significant than that explanation. And based on the 911 emergency call (listen here), the Vikings knew it was bad when hit happened.

The craziest thing about the entire situation is that Bridgewater’s nightmarish injury occurred on a non-contact play. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as he begins the road to recovery.

And kudos to the trainers, who most definitely deserve a raise after making all the right moves in a terrifying situation.

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