Mayo Clinic surgeon: Vikings' Bridgewater faces long recovery from knee injury

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Jan. 3.
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The Minnesota Vikings play the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night in a preseason game.

It will be the team's first game since starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was injured during practice this week.

Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore his ACL during non-contact drills on Tuesday. He'll have surgery soon and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

To find out more about the injury and how an athlete recovers from it, MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Michael Stuart. He's an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee injuries at the Mayo Clinic and the co-director of their sports medicine.

Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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