The Minnesota Vikings emerged with a nail-biting 28-25 win over the New Orleans Saints in London during Week 4, but they lost a key player in the process.
Rookie safety Lewis Cine was carted off the field after suffering a brutal leg injury during a punt return. The injury was later revealed to be a lower leg fracture, which will require surgery.
Lewis Cine Injury Update
This is a tough break for Cine, who will remain in London to undergo the operation. He'll likely miss significant time and potentially the rest of the season.
A first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Cine was already making an impact for Minnesota on defense and special teams. The 22-year-old rookie will be missed after going down in just his third career game.
Hopefully this doesn't end up being a career-altering injury for Cine, who's shown promise in his brief NFL career thus far. The Vikings hope that he'll make a full recovery and pick up where he left off when he rejoins the team.
For now, Minnesota will have to carry on without him as they return stateside and start preparing for Week 5's divisional matchup against the Chicago Bears. The 3-1 Vikings currently have the eighth-best Super Bowl odds (+1700) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.