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Vikings Expected To Place QB Sam Bradford On IR Following Knee Surgery

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings are expected to place QB Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve following knee surgery.

Last night, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that Bradford had his left knee scoped on Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews, who “cleaned up” his knee in hope of easing pain and discomfort.

The idea of placing Bradford on I.R. has been floated for a few weeks now and with Teddy Bridgewater expected to be activated this week, it would make sense for the Vikings to make a move at some point in the future.

A few weeks ago, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Bradford was still an experiencing pain in his knee, which led to him traveling to New York this past week to begin Regenokine treatments in hopes of getting the inflammation out of his knee.

According to Rapoport, these treatments involve drawing Bradford’s blood, spinning it down and then reinjecting it into the knee over five or six days.

Bradford suffered a non-contact bone bruise in his left knee, which happens to be the same knee in which he twice has had ACL reconstruction surgery.

Bradford, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2010. He spent four years with the Rams before he was traded to the Eagles in 2015. After Bridgewater sustained a serious knee injury last year, the Eagles traded him to the Vikings for draft compensation.

Bradford is currently in the final year of his two-year, $36 million contract that included $36 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $13 million for the 2017 season.

This season, Bradford has appeared in two games and thrown for 382 yards while completing 74.4 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

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