Vikings' Sam Bradford returns after hard hit to ribs vs. Cowboys

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned for the second half after leaving late in the second quarter of the Vikings' game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Bradford exited after a hit in the ribs by defensive lineman Maliek Collins and colliding with right tackle Jeremiah Sirles.

Bradford was replaced by Shaun Hill for the Vikings' final two offensive plays of the quarter. He was examined on the sideline by the team's athletic training staff during the final minute of the quarter.

Shaun Hill completed a six-yard pass and taking a sack at the end of the Vikings' final series of the half. Hill started the Vikings' first game of the season, throwing for 236 yards in a win over the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 11 while Bradford got acclimated with the playbook of the team that had traded for him eight days earlier.

After his injury, Bradford received words of encouragement on the sideline from running back Adrian Peterson, who is trying to return from a torn meniscus, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was seen at a Vikings game for the first time this season after tearing his left ACL and dislocating his knee on Aug. 30.