With news that Bradford on Tuesday sought the expertise of Dr. James Andrews - which he already saw for his troublesome left knee in late September - it is obvious his knee issues are not behind him despite a month of rest since his last attempt to play and the use of special injections.
Bridgewater has passed all the medical tests needed in order to be placed back on the active roster, he's expected to be Case Keenums back-up when the Vikings travel to Washington to face the Redskins on Sunday.
Bradford, who has missed six of the past seven games with a left knee injury, had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.
Bridgewater practiced with the team on October 18 for the first time since his injury.
It's been a long road to recovery for Bridgewater.
Bradford appeared in 17 games with the Vikings after being traded from Philadelphia for a first- and fourth-round draft pick when Bridgewater suffered a devastating non-contact knee injury while running a drill in practice on August 30, 2016.
Bradford has a 9-8 record as a starter in Minnesota and has thrown 23 touchdowns to five interceptions with a 71.8 completion percentage.
A second second opinion portends an ominous situation for Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Vikings' 2014 first-round pick tore his ACL and dislocated the left knee during a late August practice a year ago.