Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine suffered a serious leg injury against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Cine and the Vikings were playing against the Saints in London, England.
Cine, a rookie from the University of Georgia, was primarily playing special teams for the Vikings to begin the 2022 NFL season. Minnesota selected Cine with a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.
We will not share a video of Cine’s injury due to the graphic nature of the injury. Cine is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.
Several members of the Vikings’ organization are staying with Cine in London as he undergoes surgery on a fractured leg.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell issued the following statement on Cine following the rookie’s scary leg injury.
Very tough moment for our team and obviously for a guy who, since Day 1, has been a personal favorite of mine. And done everything we’d asked, and was continuing to progress in his rookie year, really having a dynamic role for us on [special] teams.
We hope that Cine can make a full recovery and return to football. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints, 28-25.
Update: Lewis Cine had a successful surgery, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
#Vikings first-round pick S Lewis Cine had a successful preparatory procedure Sunday in advance of surgery Tuesday for the gruesome leg injury he suffered vs. the #Saints, per sources. He’ll remain in London to start his recovery, along with a member of Minnesota’s medical staff. pic.twitter.com/pHv5xISVKY
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 3, 2022