Asked Friday whether he expected Bridgewater would start, Zimmer said, "I don't have any doubts."
Bridgewater was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. He left Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams after taking an elbow to the head from Lamarcus Joyner while sliding at the end of a run. Joyner was fined $23,152 for hitting a defenseless player.
The Vikings quarterback has not talked to reporters this week while going through the NFL's concussion protocol, but Zimmer has said all week that he expected Bridgewater would play against the Raiders.
Minnesota listed linebacker Anthony Barr as questionable for Sunday's game, though Barr practiced with the team's top linebacker group while wearing a soft cast on his left hand. Linebacker Eric Kendricks was listed as doubtful with a rib injury, and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who has missed the Vikings' past three games after surgery to remove cartilage from his left knee, is probable for Sunday.
Bridgewater vs. Carr preview
ESPN's John Clayton previews the big matchup between the Vikings and Raiders.