The Minnesota Vikings franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

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Updated: July 24, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to make progress in his recovery from a catastrophic knee injury, but likely won’t practice when training camp begins Thursday for veterans at Minnesota State, Mankato.

Asked Sunday if Bridgewater will begin camp on the physically unable to perform list, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said, “I think so, but again I haven’t seen him.”

Bridgewater suffered a torn left ACL and dislocated knee in practice last August and missed the entire regular season. He did some throwing to receivers during spring drills but wasn’t cleared to practice.

Bridgewater wore a knee brace while throwing in the spring. Earlier this month, though, he posted online a picture of him throwing without the brace.

Reporting Sunday to camp for the Vikings were rookies, players who have not accrued a full year of play, select quarterbacks and select injured players. Bridgewater could have reported, but won’t show up until Wednesday.

Starting quarterback Sam Bradford also won’t report until Wednesday. Quarterbacks arriving Sunday were Case Keenum, Taylor Heinicke and Wes Lunt.

If Bridgewater is placed on the PUP list to start camp and remains on the list at the start of the regular season, he would have to miss at least the first six weeks. At that point, the Vikings would then have a five week window to allow Bridgewater to resume practicing. Whenever he might return to practice, there would be a three-week window to decide whether to activate him or have him go on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.