Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater took a nasty hit to the head during Sunday's game. Bruce Kluckhohn USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was at the center of a scary moment on Sunday.

While sliding in an attempt to safely end a run after picking up a first down, Bridgewater was struck violently in the head by St. Louis Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. Minnesota's signal-caller appeared to be unconscious after the hit and was later diagnosed with a concussion.

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Although Bridgewater sat out for the remainder of the game, he must have bounced back from the big hit rather quickly. He felt well enough to go out to dinner with family after the game, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

The Vikings travel to Oakland next week to face the Raiders, who are a tough team to beat despite their middle-of-the-road, 4-4 record. Minnesota would sure like to have its starting quarterback available for that game.

The early signs are positive, but Bridgewater's condition will continue to be monitored throughout the week. In the meantime, backup quarterback Shaun Hill, who relieved Bridgewater after the Joyner hit on Sunday, will handle the first-team duties.

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