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As Vikings, Kirk Cousins focus on recovery, future, doctor offers insight into Achilles injuries

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins limped over to the sideline during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers unable to put any weight down on his right leg. He was then carted off the field.

An MRI on Monday revealed the Vikings’ worst fears: Cousins would likely miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.

Kirk Cousins looks out on field

Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the first half of a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 29, 2023, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Minnesota announced Wednesday that Cousins underwent successful surgery at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Eagan, Minnesota.

Cousins’ injury forced the Vikings to act before the NFL deadline on Tuesday. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. He will serve as the backup to rookie Jaren Hall against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

The timing of the injury also comes as Cousins’ contract is set to expire at the end of this season.

“I think my ‘want’ for Kirk to come back isn’t just a ‘me’ thing. You know, it’s a negotiation,” Adofo-Mensah said Wednesday. “You come together at the table, and you try and see if everything works together, and we’ll have that dialogue when the time comes.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a Sports Reporter for Fox News Digital.


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