Bridgewater questionable for Thursday night
He practiced a little on Wednesday. Whether he plays at all on Thursday night remains to be seen.
Officially, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is questionable for the game at Lambeau Field with a sprained ankle. It’s a game-time decision, which means we’ll all know within 90 minutes of kickoff. Unless he doesn’t travel with the team to Wisconsin or someone blabs to Jay Glazer.
In the interim, watch for whether the Vikings activate McLeod Bethel-Thompson or Chandler Harnish from the practice squad to the active roster.
The status for the other injured Vikings is far more clear. Linebacker Chad Greenway (hand) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) are out. Fullback Jerome Felton (knee), linebacker Michael Mauti (foot), running back Jerrick McKinnon (ankle), cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (illness), receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring), and linebacker Brandon Watts (knee) are probable.
On the question of Bridgewater playing, the question becomes whether the Vikings would prefer a healthy and prepared Christian Ponder to a limited and unprepared (relatively speaking) Bridgewater. It doesn’t take an orthopedic surgeon to know how Vikings fans would resolve that one; it may take an orthopedic surgeon to help the Vikings make the right call on whether the rookie should play on a short week.