EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced Monday quarterback Teddy Bridgewater passed his first concussion test after taking a vicious blow from Rams defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, sidelining Bridgewater before the Vikings' overtime win.
Bridgewater was diagnosed with a concussion after being elbowed in the head while he was sliding for a 5-yard gain with about 13 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Zimmer said Monday Bridgewater has more tests to come, per the NFL's concussion protocol, but thinks he’ll be ready to go next Sunday in Oakland.
Zimmer added if Bridgewater makes it through the next 48 hours headache-free, he will be cleared to practice on Wednesday.
Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been under fire by Vikings fans before as the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator during the Vikings NFC Championship hunt in 2010. The Saints' bounty system targeted quarterback Brett Favre and garnered plenty of attention after the Saints won.