Watch: Teddy Bridgewater returns to Vikings practice

We’re not sure yet when Teddy Bridgewater will return to game play for the Minnesota Vikings, but on Wednesday the quarterback was back on the field for practice, his first since a devastating knee injury suffered in the final days of training camp last year.

The Vikings posted a video of Bridgewater, in the customary red non-contact jersey most NFL quarterbacks wear in practice, jogging out to the field, a brace and sleeve on his left leg.

NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, who was in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for the team’s practice, also posted video. It shows Bridgewater doing a drill with the team’s other quarterbacks. Fittingly, Drake’s hit, “Started from the Bottom” is playing on the speakers.

Before the practice began, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said there was a plan in terms of how Bridgewater’s return would be handled, but didn’t offer many details. He also tried to calm the hype around the 24-year-old’s recovery, saying, “I get it, the fans and the media excited about Teddy being back, but he’s still got a ways to go.”

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was back on the practice field Wednesday, less than 14 months after a serious leg injury. (AP)

But it’s hard not to be excited if you’re a Vikings fan, and hard not to feel good for Bridgewater as a player and person; less than 14 months after suffering an injury so bad – torn left ACL and dislocated knee among the damage – there was fear he could lose his leg, he was back on the practice field.

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