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MRI comes back clean on Bridgewater's sprained ankle; Vikings hopeful QB plays vs. Packers

  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is taken off the field on a cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is taken off the field on a cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets kicked in the ankle as he runs from Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. Bridgewater was injured on the play. The Vikings won 41-28. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets kicked in the ankle as he runs from Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. Bridgewater was injured on the play. The Vikings won 41-28. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

The sprained left ankle for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is not serious, and the Minnesota Vikings are hopeful he'll play against Green Bay.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Bridgewater was feeling "a lot better" the day after the injury. The rookie had an MRI test after the game on Sunday, and the tests showed no major damage. The Vikings face the Packers on Thursday night.

Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion and rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start. Bridgewater's left foot rolled underneath him when he tried to cut on a run before being tackled at the 1-yard line early in the fourth quarter.

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