Teddy Bridgewater has ‘significant’ knee injury, books begin Vikings’ adjustments


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During Tuesday afternoon’s Minnesota Vikings practice, star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a non-contact knee injury that head coach Mike Zimmer called “significant”. Bridgewater was taken to hospital by ambulance and had to be sedated on the way.

When asked at the post-practice press conference if Bridgewater would be able to play in 2016, Zimmer said, “It doesn’t look good right now.”

Nothing is official until the MRI results come back and are released to the press but, in anticipation of the bad news, sportsbooks have begun to adjust their Vikings odds across the board.

Most shops have moved Minnesota’s Week 1 line against the Tennessee Titans from -3.5 to -3 and if the news turns out to be as bad as everyone is expecting it will likely move a lot further.

“If Shaun Hill is their starter in Week 1, the current line of Vikings -3 will likely flop to +3, as the 36-year-old QB just hasn’t had the reps in the last year,” said the lines manager from GTBets.

Another online shop, TopBet.eu, has made some major adjustments to their Minnesaota Vikings’ futures offerings.

TopBet.eu have taken NFC North betting off their board until it is officially announced how long Brigewater will be out, they have moved the Vikings’ odds to win the NFC from 8/1 to 10/1, and they have moved their odds to win Super Bowl 51 from 15/1 to 20/1.

All of the books are making adjustments, but you can bank on the odds moving even further if it is announced that the Vikings’ pivot will, in fact, miss the entire 2016 NFL season.

Vikings management is probably already on the phones setting up workouts with available quarterbacks – Shaun Hill simply won’t be good enough for a team looking to repeat as division champs.


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