Friday, June 14, 2024

Torn Achilles costs Kirk Cousins rest of 23

Veteran QB Kirk Cousins is out for the season after tearing his achilles tendon in the fourth quarter of the Vikings 24-10 win over the Packers.

After last nights game, Vikings Head Coach Kevin O’Connell spoke about Kirk Cousins injury. “The severity of that, I do not know at this point, but I do know that’s what our fear is at the moment. Just some of my dialogue with Kirk, it seems like maybe his cleat might have gotten stuck in the ground or whatever it was,” O’Connell said. “It’s not probably right for me to speculate. I just know that (it was) incredibly, incredibly unfortunate in that moment.”

The injury was confirmed on Monday.


The Vikings will have a serious decision to make about who succeeds Kirk Cousins this season, and potentially beyond. Cousins contract runs out at the end of this season and it remains to be seen if the Vikings have much interest in bringing him back. While Cousins has put up decent numbers in Minnesota it hasn’t translated to as much success as the team would’ve hoped.

As for this season, rookie Jaren Hall is likely to start next weeks game against the Falcons. Nick Mullens is eligible to return in week 10, and Sean Mannion is on the practice squad. With the NFL’s trade deadline on Tuesday there is still a chance the Vikings might make a splash and look for a longterm replacement for Kirk Cousins.

Minnesota VikingsGreen Bay Packers
1st Downs2416
Passing 1st downs1414
Rushing 1st downs61
1st downs from penalties41
3rd down efficiency10-185-14
4th down efficiency1-11-4
Total Plays6962
Total Yards346270
Total Drives1010
Yards per Play5.04.4
Yards per pass7.54.4
Interceptions thrown01
Sacks-Yards Lost3-134-33
Rushing Attempts3117
Yards per rush2.04.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-41-4
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrown01
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

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