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Vikings’ Lewis Cine Suffers Horrific Knee Injury, Carried Out of Game on Cart


Minnesota Vikings defensive back Lewis Cine left Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints in London with a brutal leg injury.

Cine was going downfield to block for the Vikings’ punt return team when his left leg seemed to buckle under him and he went down. Medical personnel would come out to attend to Cine and the defensive back would be placed in a medical cart with an air cast on his leg.

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Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) receives treatment after an injury during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Vikings later ruled him out with a leg injury.

Minnesota led New Orleans at halftime 13-7.

The 22-year-old rookie from Georgia was making his third appearance of the season. In most of it, he has been subject to special teams and, entering the game against the Saints, he had played in 30 special teams snaps. He played on a defensive snap in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) walks off the field after an injury during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, October 2, 2022 .

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) walks off the field after an injury during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, October 2, 2022 .
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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The Vikings Selected Cinema in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

He played in 15 games last season for Georgia, which culminated in a national championship. In 2021, he had 73 total tackles, one interception and nine passes defensed. He finished fourth in the SEC with those nine passes defensed.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) grimaces as he receives treatment after an injury during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. October 2022.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) grimaces as he receives treatment after an injury during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. October 2022.
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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In 2020, Cine had 52 tackles in 10 games, with three passes defensed.



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