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Bridgewater's sprained ankle 'much better,' but Vikings withhold commitment on him playing

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater talks to a trainer after getting injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Minneapolis. Bridgewater's first start for the Vikings couldn't have been better, except of course for the sprained left ankle in the fourth quarter that forced him out of the 41-28 victory over Atlanta.(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater talks to a trainer after getting injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Minneapolis. Bridgewater's first start for the Vikings couldn't have been better, except of course for the sprained left ankle in the fourth quarter that forced him out of the 41-28 victory over Atlanta.(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle. Two days after his injury, however, the quarterback is "doing much better," according to coach Mike Zimmer.

Zimmer said Bridgewater's participation in practice Tuesday would be more mental than physical. The team planned to have Bridgewater try running on the ankle he hurt against Atlanta in his first career start. Bridgewater said he had yet throw the football.

The Packers have said they're preparing for Bridgewater to play Thursday.

Zimmer said he doesn't have doubt about Bridgewater's availability, but he also said he's taking the rookie's status "one day at a time."

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