Bridgewater feeling better; MRI comes back negative

The Minnesota Vikings appear on track to have Teddy Two Gloves back on the field in Week 5.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that Teddy Bridgewater was feeling a lot better on Monday and an MRI on his sprained left ankle came back negative. Zimmer is "hopeful" the rookie quarterback will make his second career start on Thursday against the Green Bay Packers.

Bridgewater suffered the injury during a fourth-quarter scramble in Sunday's 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Bridgewater was excellent before the injury, throwing for 317 yards and rushing for a touchdown. The Vikings racked up nearly 600 yards of total offense in the win.

Bridgewater told NFL Media's Omar Ruiz after the game that he expected to start against the Packers on a short week. Barring a setback, you can take his word for it.

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