Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said this afternoon that he got a call from Teddy Bridgewater's surgeon saying that the quarterback's knee surgery earlier in the day was a success -- saying that no additional structural damage was found. Bridgewater now faces a long road of rehab before he can return to action.

Estimates of how long it will take before Bridgewater is game-ready range from a year to a year and a half.

I got a call from the doctors today and it was good. It’ll be a good rehab. He’ll have bad days and he’ll have good days and he’ll have to keep, like he always does, keep fighting. - Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer has yet to name a starting quarterback (Shaun Hill or Sam Bradford) for Sunday's season opener in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.