It appears that Teddy Bridgewater, the third year quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, suffered a significant injury in practice on Tuesday. The Vikings canceled practice after Bridgewater went down with a non-contact injury to his left leg. The team cleared media from the field and players were seen praying after he went down. Bridgewater was taken away from practice by ambulance.

A possible huge loss

Bridgewater led the Vikings to an impressive 11-5 record last season.

They lost in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks. For Bridgewater it was a very successful sophomore season as he passed for 14 touchdowns in an offense that revolves around the rushing of Adrian Peterson. Minnesota fans were looking to build on last season's success hoping that a tough defense and a maturing Bridgewater could get the team further in the playoffs. Now the fans, and fantasy football owners, must hold their collective breath and see just how bad Bridgewater's apparent knee injury is and how long he will be out of action.

Where will the Vikings turn?

If the Vikings have to go into the season without Bridgewater that leaves the quaterbacking duties to Shaun Hill. Hill has loads of experience as he has been in the league for 15 years. In that time he has started just 34 games including eight games for the then St. Louis Rams. Hill spent the season with the Minnesota Vikings last year and attempted just seven passes, completing two of those for a total of 15 yards. Look for Hill to get most of the snaps in the Vikings final pre-season game on Thursday against the Rams.

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The Vikings will start the season on Sunday, September 11 on the road against the Tennessee Titans.

Rookie quarterback Joel Stave out of Wisconsin is also on the roster. If The Vikings will be without Bridgewater for an extended period of time expect them to try and acquire some veteran depth at the position. Mark Sanchez from the Denver Broncos may be an option.

The outlook

If Bridgewater has to miss the entire season the Vikings season may have sunk before it even gets started. If he has to miss a few weeks they may be able to tread water long enough so the can still make the playoffs.

Vikings fans are hoping for good news.

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