Will Sam Bradford Be Ready for the Vikings Against the Browns in the NFL London 2017?
The NFL season 2017, which is the 98th edition of the National Football League, kicked off on September 7, 2017, and will conclude on February 4, 2018, after a lot of explosive football action and entertainment from the teams.
The Denver Broncos are the defending champions, and will be competing against trophy-hungry giants such as the Vikings, Saints, and the Browns. You can find more of this information, including the latest previews and betting odds for this year’s NFL season right here on OddsDigger.
While Minnesota Vikings are the likely favourite to take home the trophy for the 2017 NFL, they have a problem: their shot caller, the prolific QB with an $18million paycheck, is nursing a knee injury. What’s more, they are scheduled to meet the Cleveland Browns in the NFL London 2017, and a question many fans and bettors are asking is whether Sam Bradford will be physically fit to suit up for the meeting with Cleveland Browns during week 8 of the season?
Sam Bradford’s Left Knee Injury
Bradford suffered a left knee injury during week 1 game with the New Orleans Saints, where they won by 29-19. The Vikings quarterback started feeling pain during the game, but managed to stay on the field for the entirety of the match. Even though the injury was unexpected, it was not surprising considering that it was not the first time the 29 year old professional footballer’s left knee had disappointed him. In 2013 and ‘14, he underwent a surgery to correct his ligaments on the same left knee, back when he was still signed with the Rams.
After the match with the Saints, Bradford received an MRI the next day, which indicated no structural damage to his knee. It was also pointed out that scans do not produce a clear picture from ligaments that have undergone many surgeries, such as Bradford’s left knee. Because of the swelling and pain, Bradford missed out on the meeting with Pittsburgh Steelers during week 2, where they unfortunately lost to Pittsburgh.
How Impactful Can Bradford Be in The NFL London Games?
Bradford is Vikings starting signal caller, currently playing in the final year of his contract. He is not expected to miss much of the coming weeks of the season, and the date has already been set for Oct 29th when they go head to head with Cleveland Browns in London during week 8 of the season. The Vikings’ last visit to play the NFL London edition was in the 2013 season in which they beat Pittsburgh Steelers by 34-27 home game, played at the Wembley Stadium Events arena.
The hope for every Vikings fan is to see Sam Bradford physically fit to field in by week 8 when they play against Cleveland Browns in the American Football NFL in London. While Vikings have a bit of experience in the London NFL games, following their 2013 victory over Pittsburgh Steelers, it will be the first time for Cleveland Browns to play a regular season game in the UK, although they once made an appearance in a preseason game way back in 1989.
Considering that Bradford is a valuable asset to the team, and considering the significance of a win in the NFL UK 2017 edition, it would be a pleasure for the fans, and punters alike, to see their prolific shot caller chasing the yard when they meet the Browns on Oct 29th. You can check for the betting odds of this match right here on OddsDigger. You can find the latest NFL betting previews for this NFL events and compare the odds from the world top bookies, as always, for free on our website.