Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has missed three straight games after suffering a non-contact knee injury against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bradford is on track to return as the Vikings’ starting quarterback on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
Vikings QB Sam Bradford expected to return Monday night vs Bears…. https://t.co/rDJHCo26dn
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2017
Bradford flew to Florida to get a second opinion on his knee from renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, and the former Oklahoma Sooners star is now confident that his knee won’t be an issue going forward.
“Anytime you go for a second opinion, there’s always a little bit of anxiety because you’re not quite sure in how that’s going to go or what that conversation is going to be like,” Bradford said, via ESPN. “I would say after going down there, it was definitely good news.”
During a production meeting on Sunday afternoon, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer told the ESPN Monday Night Football crew (Jon Gruden, Sean McDonough and Lisa Salters) that he fully expects Bradford to be his team’s starting quarterback on Monday night.
Bradford returning to action is great news for the Vikings, who currently own a 2-2 overall record. In his one game of the 2017 season, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner completed 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards, 3 touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 143.0.