Cine suffered a compound fracture in his left leg during the Vikings’ Week 4 victory over the New Orleans Saints in London. As a result of the injury, Cine had to stay behind in London and undergo surgery while the team returned stateside.
The injury ended Cine’s rookie season after just four games and prompted a long recovery to get back onto the field.
Almost nine months after the first injury, Cine is back on the field for the Vikings and participating in their organized team activity (OTA) practices.
On Wednesday, the Vikings posted a video to Twitter of Cine intercepting a pass from backup quarterback Nick Mullens.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 31, 2023
Although fans shouldn’t put too much stock into OTAs, it’s good to see Cine on the field making plays. The Vikings will likely rely on Cine a lot this season, and he should earn a starting spot at safety.
Cine was the Vikings’ first-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.