Is Teddy Bridgewater’s knee worth risking vs. the Lions?

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Teddy Bridgewater’s knee might not be worth risking vs. the Lions.

It looks as if Teddy Bridgewater will be returning to the practice field in the hope of proving his fitness ahead of the Carolina Panthers’ game against the Detroit Lions in Week 11. Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network claims that the signal-caller will be limited on Wednesday during team drills, but it is a big step in the right direction regarding his chances.

There was plenty of concern when Bridgewater took a hit to the lower body on a sack from Jason Pierre-Paul that forced him off near the end of Carolina’s blowout loss to the Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium. A subsequent MRI scan revealed an MCL sprain on the other knee to that which almost ended the former first-round pick’s career, leaving his status as “day-to-day”.

As we’ve seen with Christian McCaffrey, day-to-day can quickly turn into week-to-week.

This is a must-win game for the Panthers, who are on a dismal losing run that has all-but ended their chances of gaining a winning record from the 2020 season. When one examines the challenges remaining on Carolina’s schedule between now and the end of the campaign, this is arguably the most favorable outside of the Washington Football Team.

Not having Bridgewater under center would hamper their chances of success. But is the knee problem worth risking in the grand scheme of things?