Teddy Bridgewater Looks 'Like He Was Never Hurt,' According to Laquon Treadwell

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2017

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater throws a pass during the NFL football team drills Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hasn't been cleared to practice, but he has been throwing to receivers as part of individual drills, and so far the reviews have been good.

"He looks great—really great," Laquon Treadwell said, per Ben Goessling of ESPN.com. "It's like he was never hurt."

Bridgewater is trying to recover from a knee injury he suffered last August that cost him the entire 2016 season.

He was diagnosed with multiple torn ligaments and a dislocated left knee.

"I have been around this game for a long time, and I do not think I have ever seen as devastating of an injury as that," Kyle Rudolph said.

There were legitimate concerns from doctors that he would never be able to play again, per ESPN's Adam Schefter (h/t Will Brinson of CBS Sports). While the assessment from Treadwell is encouraging, it's also important to note the receiver had limited time playing with Bridgewater, only on the field together as a rookie in training camp.

The squad acquired Sam Bradford to fill in as the starting quarterback last season and the veteran will likely remain in that role at least until Bridgewater is 100 percent.

Before the injury, the 2014 first-round pick led Minnesota to an 11-5 record with a Pro Bowl appearance in his second year in the league.