(Photo : Michael Reaves/Getty Images) GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – Kirk Cousins (#8) of the Minnesota Vikings huddles with the crew throughout a recreation in opposition to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 29, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
What ought to have been a celebration was an anxious second because the Minnesota Vikings misplaced Kirk Cousins to what’s believed to be a season-ending harm.
The Vikings rolled to their third straight victory after caring for Green Bay Packers, 24-10, however not with out an enormous scare within the fourth quarter after their star quarterback’s proper leg buckled whereas orchestrating the offense with 9 minutes remaining within the recreation.
ESPN‘s Kevin Seifert wrote that Cousins suffered an Achilles harm, though an MRI will nonetheless be performed to verify.
Seifert additionally reported a doable substitute for the injured 35-year-old QB.
Kevin O’Connell is just not but committing to Jaren Hall as starter if Kirk Cousins is in truth out for the season. Veteran Nick Mullens may very well be an possibility if his injured again continues to enhance, he stated.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) October 29, 2023
“Kevin O’Connell is not yet committing to Jaren Hall as starter if Kirk Cousins is in fact, out for the season. Veteran Nick Mullens could be an option if his injured back continues to improve,” he stated.
Cousins’ teammates are in disbelief
Not having Cousins on the sector is a uncommon second for the Vikings as he solely missed two video games since 2018: one for relaxation and the opposite as a result of COVID-19.
“It was just weird,” heart Garrett Bradbury stated of his teammate. “Whenever the Vikings are out there, Kirk’s out there.”
Right deal with Brian O’Neill can also be at a loss in explaining what occurred to Cousins, given how wholesome he has at all times been.
“He lives and breathes being durable and out there and available for us. It’s surprising and it hurts,” he stated.
O’Connell is bracing for the worst however paid tribute to what Cousins has accomplished for them within the first half of the season.
“Whatever is the case, if we don’t have him for one snap or for the duration of our season, that will not change … the level that Kirk Cousins played this year and ultimately what he meant to me and our organization.”
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