Sam Bradford’s season is likely over.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford had his knee scoped on Tuesday, and Wednesday, the team is reportedly set to announce that his season is over.
Bradford, who originally suffered the injury in week one against the New Orleans Saints, returned against the Chicago Bears in week five but didn’t last long. He’s thrown just 43 passes on the season.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Bradford had a procedure done on Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews.
Andrews removed several loose particles from Bradford’s knee, cleaned up some ragged cartilage and smoothed out a bone spur, sources said. Andrews has communicated to the club that he is hopeful the procedure will ease the pain that Bradford has been experiencing but offered no assurances on the ultimate outcome, per one source.
Now, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport says Bradford will be placed on IR. His season is over.
#Vikings are expected to place QB Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve following knee surgery, I’m told. His season will be over when it happens.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2017
Update: The Vikings have made the news official.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 8, 2017
Earlier in the week, Teddy Bridgewater was activated on the team’s roster. It’s unclear when he’ll be able to challenge Case Keenum for the starting gig.