Almost two years after Teddy Bridgewater blew out his knee at Vikings practice, his surgeon is thrilled by his recovery.
Dr. Dan Cooper, who operated on Bridgewater’s knee in September of 2016, says Bridgewater has shown amazing resolve to get himself back on the field and play well this preseason for the Jets.
“It’s certainly the worst knee dislocation in sports I’ve ever seen without having a nerve or vessel injury,” Cooper told ESPN. “It’s an injury that about 20-25 percent of NFL players are able to come back from. . . . It’s a horrific injury. You’ve torn every single thing in your knee and it’s hanging on by one ligament on one side like a hinge.”
Cooper said that Bridgewater’s ACL was torn, which is a bad enough injury in itself,…