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Zimmer: Bridgewater's Surgery a Success

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater underwent a successful surgery earlier in the day.

Zimmer said he received a quick rundown of the surgery, including that there was no additional structural damage found on Bridgewater's injured knee.

"I got a call from the doctor today, and it was good," Zimmer said.

Zimmer said he hadn't talked to Bridgewater after the surgery but said the two have been in communication the past few days. 

"No, he's probably kind of groggy," Zimmer said. "I texted him yesterday or the day before."

Bridgewater faces a long road of rehab, something a handful of his teammates can relate to. They went to cheer him up when he was still in the hospital last week, but he wound up lifting teammates with his demeanor.

But Zimmer said he expects the 23-year-old to push through it with his usual resilient attitude.

"It'll be a good rehab," Zimmer said. "He'll have bad days and he'll have good days and he'll have to keep, like he always does, keep fighting."

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