Teddy Bridgewater: In order to have a testimony, you have to have a test

09/01/2016 03:34 PM

After suffering a dislocated knee and complete ACL tear in a freak incident during practice on Tuesday, former University of Louisville quarterback and current Minnesota Viking Teddy Bridgewater learned he would miss the rest of the season. But Bridgewater said today in a statement that he will “be there mentally, physically and in spirit” to help his teammates reach their goals for the season.

Shortly after being rushed from the practice field via ambulance, messages of support began flooding social media from fans, current and former teammates. Bridgewater says he wants everyone to know how much those best wishes mean to him and that he will fight his way back to the field with the same energy fans are used to seeing him play with on the field.

Statement from Teddy Bridgewater:

I want to thank the Wilf Family and the entire Vikings organization, all of my teammates, friends, Eric Sugarman and the amazing Vikings athletic training staff and the fans who have sent me messages and wished me well. Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to me and have helped me in this difficult time. There are great players and great leaders in our locker room who are going to fight to the end to reach the goals we set for 2016. I will be there mentally, physically and in spirit to support them accomplish those goals.

In order to have a testimony, you have to have a test. I come from amazing DNA, I watched my mom fight and win against breast cancer. We will, as a team, attack my rehab with the same vigor and energy. My faith is strong, my faith is unwavering and my vision is clear. My purpose will not be denied.


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