Vikings’ Zimmer: Bridgewater ‘still got a ways to go’

Teddy Bridgewater cleared a tall hurdle this week, being cleared to practice for the first time since suffering a major knee injury in 2016. It could still be a while before he's back leading the Minnesota Vikings, however.

Head coach Mike Zimmer tried to temper enthusiasm about Bridgewater's return to the practice field.

"I get it, the fans and the media are excited about Teddy being back, but he's still got a ways to go," Zimmer said Wednesday.

Bridgewater has done plenty of drills on his own, but has yet to be tested in full-contact scenarios.

"Eventually, we need to work him into some uncontrolled environments," Zimmer added.

With Week 1 starter Sam Bradford working his way back from a knee injury of his own, backup Case Keenum stands to play in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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