Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to play on Sunday just one week after sustaining a concussion, reports ESPN’s Ben Goessling.
Bridgewater left last Sunday’s 21–18 win over the Rams after a hit to the head from defensive back Lamarcus Joyner while he was attempting to slide at the end of a run. Joyner was fined $23,152 by the league for the hit.
According to the report, Bridgewater still needs to be cleared through the final step of the NFL’s concussion protocol, but he’s “all set.” Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that he has “no doubt” that Bridgewater will play.
Bridgewater practiced in full on Friday and is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.
The Vikings and Raiders kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET in Oakland on Sunday.
- Kenny Ducey