The Denver Broncos lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a concussion on Sunday. Here’s a summary of his injuries throughout his football career.
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down against the Cincinnati Bengals with a severe head injury that forced him to get taken off the field onto a stretcher. It was one of those “I wish I looked away” types of injuries. It was terrifying, to say the least.
Bridgewater was diagnosed with a concussion after being taken to the hospital, where he spent the night. The quarterback has since been discharged and is now in the concussion protocol.
It would not at all be surprising to see Bridgewater out this upcoming week against the Las Vegas Raiders. If he is out, Drew Lock would get the start. If Bridgewater is out, I would figure that the team would look to add another quarterback. The team previously had Danny Etling on its practice squad because of Lock being placed on the COVID-19 list, but he is now with the Green Bay Packers.
If Bridgewater does miss extended time, it will ultimately give the Broncos another strong look at Lock, who Bridgewater beat out in the preseason to become the starting quarterback. Surely, they’re going to explore every option possible in the offseason as it relates to the position, including a possible blockbuster trade.
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has had his share of some pretty severe injuries throughout his football career.
Teddy Bridgewater injury history and updates
- In 2012, while a Sophomore at Louisville, Bridgewater suffered a sprained ankle but did not miss any games.
- In November of 2012, Bridgewater suffered a broken wrist. Because it was his non-throwing wrist, he still played the following week but had surgery following the season.
- In September of 2014, as a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings, Bridgewater ended up spraining his left ankle, forcing him out of the following weeks’ game.
- Despite suffering a concussion in a November of 2015 game, Bridgewater played the following week.
- In 2016, Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury to his knee, tearing his ACL, dislocating his knee, as well as other damage to the knee. His football career looked to be over based off of the fact that it looked like it would take a long recovery. A little less than 14 months later, Bridgewater was back on the football field.
- As a member of the Carolina Panthers in 2020, Bridgewater sprained his MCL against the Buccaneers and missed two games.
- Against the Baltimore Ravens in 2021, Bridgewater went down with a concussion but played the following week.
Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler is on IR for the rest of the 2021 season. Check back here for any further injuries to the Denver Broncos wide receiver.
- In week 12 of the 2021 season, Bridgewater suffered a shin injury against the Los Angeles Chargers. He played through the injury.
- In week 15 of the 2021 season, Bridgewater suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the following game against the Las Vegas Raiders.