Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater vows to attack rehab from knee injury

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is vowing to come back from the freak knee injury that has knocked him out for the season.

Bridgewater’s first public remarks since he went down in practice Tuesday came in a statement through the team on Thursday. Bridgewater says he comes from “amazing DNA” and that he watched his mom beat breast cancer. He promises to attack his rehabilitation with the same energy.

Bridgewater also says the Vikings have “great players and great leaders” who can help the team withstand his loss.

The Vikings opened the year with hopes of a Super Bowl run, but Bridgewater’s injury has fans wondering whether the team will stick with backup Shaun Hill or seek help elsewhere.