Lewis Cine to have season-ending surgery in London

The Minnesota Vikings narrowly escaped London with a 28-25 win over the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, they didn’t escape without a devastating injury.

Rookie first-round pick Lewis Cine was covering a punt at the end of the first quarter and had a devastating injury to his left leg. He was taken off the field on a cart and a backboard with an air cast on his leg to support it.

After the game, head coach Kevin O’Connell spoke to the media and said that Cine is stabilized at a local hospital in London and that he, along with some team personnel, would be staying behind to have surgery and until he is comfortable to fly home.

Tough break for Cine and the Vikings. He only had one snap on defense entering the game but was playing well on special teams. He will be out for the rest of the season and will hopefully be ready to go for the off-season program.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire