Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is out for Week 7.
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has once again been ruled out with a knee injury heading into Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens. Case Keenum will start this week in his stead, as he’s been doing since Week 2, minus a short-lived comeback bid in Week 5 by Bradford on Monday night.
Head coach Mike Zimmer relayed the news to reporters on Friday.
Zimmer did say, however, that he expects Bradford to be able to play again, this year.
Bradford recently told reporters himself that he’s not sure he’ll be 100 percent healthy or free of pain at any point this season. He’s dealing with soreness and swelling in his left knee, which has been surgically repaired twice before.
In the meantime, Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to practice and fully believes he’ll be able to play at some point this season.
While Bradford and Bridgewater work towards a return to action, the team’s offense is the hands of Keenum, who’s been capable, albeit a bit on-and-off from week to week. So far this season, Keenum has completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,134 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. The Vikings have gone 2-2 in the four games he’s started.