Man, it’s gotta be rough to be a Minnesota Vikings fan.
And that’s because the bad luck of the Super Bowl title-less franchise continues, as Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins reportedly suffered a season-ending torn Achilles injury during his team’s 24-10 victory Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN.
Minnesota is “fearing an Achilles injury” Cousins reportedly suffered in the fourth quarter against the Packers, according to head coach Kevin O’Connell. The quarterback will undergo an MRI to confirm a possible tear, per the outlet.
Having only missed one NFL start in his entire career due to health reasons, Cousins’ injury forced the Vikings to use rookie quarterback Jaren Hall as his replacement. This occurred after veteran backup Nick Mullens was placed on injury reserve after a back injury.
With Minnesota having a 24-10 advantage with 9:50 to go in the fourth quarter, Cousins stepped up in the pocket on a third-down dropback but his right leg buckled, resulting in a Green Bay sack. Managing to stand up on his own after the fact, Cousins hopped off the field apparently unable to place his right leg on the ground as he held it in the air.
Cousins was having a great day, too, throwing for 274 yards and two touchdowns off a 23-of-31 completion rate.
— Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) October 29, 2023
And to make it even worse, he was having the best season he’s ever had.
I just want all you NFL fans to know Kirk Cousins was FUCKING OWNING this year
18 passing touchdowns (1st)
2,331 yards (2nd)
103.8 passer rating (3rd)
Bro went out on top🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/Yq2ON1r0Mx
— Dan (@ClappedDan) October 29, 2023
Rough, just rough.
The Vikings started out with a horrible 0-3 this season but then fought their way back to .500 football. They are currently sitting at 4-4 after Sunday’s win against the Packers. With Cousins having a career year, it was looking like Minnesota was getting things together for a postseason push, but then, BOOM!
Heartbreaking: After learning of Kirk Cousins season ending injury the #Vikings locker room became extremely emotional.
Multiple players teared up and were crying, that’s how much Kirk means to the team.
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) October 29, 2023
I truly feel bad, man.
The Vikings’ zero rings streak continues: Cousins suffered a major injury at 35 in a contract year and we’re looking at the possibility of Minnesota being sent right back into irrelevance as a result. Cousins is also potentially headed to a new team in 2024. (RELATED: Happy Halloween: NFL Stars Bring Out Their Best Spooky Swag With Gameday Costumes)
Life came at the Vikings at an incredible rate Sunday — my goodness.