Minnesota Vikings star quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered what was to be believed a torn Achilles in Sunday’s win against the Green Bay Packers. Cousins limped off of the field in excruciating pain and was ruled out for the rest of the game immediately after. He had his MRI done today and got his official diagnosis and timeline.
Today’s MRI confirmed the Vikings’ Pro Bowl QB Kirk Cousins tore his right Achilles and his 2023 season is over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2023
Kirk Cousins Injury
Cousins has officially suffered a torn right Achilles and will miss the remainder of the 2023 season. Vikings fans are in shambles as he was their only hope to propel the team into the postseason this year. The team struggled to get anything going at the beginning of the year and has just started to find their stride. Now with the injury to Cousins, all of the momentum they have built up seems to have already disappeared.
The injury to Cousins has caused lots of rumors to swirl around the league of possibly bringing in a veteran quarterback to give the team a fighting chance for the rest of the year. Vikings fans have even been asking Tom Brady to come out of retirement to play for the Vikings, but that seems very unlikely to happen.
Can The Minnesota Vikings Still Compete?
The Vikings quarterback will finish the year with 2,331 passing yards and 18 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He was on pace to be the passing yards leader by the end of the season, but will no longer be able to compete for that accolade this year.
Minnesota is 4-4 after their week eight win and will face the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in their next two matchups. The Vikings’ remaining schedule does not seem too difficult, however, they will now have to try and win without their franchise quarterback.
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