Lewis Cine has successful surgery on compound fracture

The Minnesota Vikings had great injury luck until this past weekend in London.

After only having four games missed due to injury, rookie first-round pick Lewis Cine suffered a compound fracture to his left leg. It was such a gruesome injury that the NFL Network broadcast didn’t show a replay of the injury.

After about five minutes on the ground, Cine was carted off and shortly brought to a local hospital. He had a procedure to set himself up for surgery on Tuesday, which was successful per the Vikings.

The important and unfortunate word in this statement is compound. That means the fracture punctured the skin and creates a massive risk for infection. Players like Alex Smith and Kevin Ware (Louisville college basketball) have had compound fractures. Both ended up returning to their prospective sports.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had a similar-looking injury in October of 2020. He returned to practice after about six months. That right now is the ideal scenario for Cine.

For now, Cine will stay in England until he is healed enough to travel back to Minnesota. One of the Vikings medical staffers will stay with Cine during his time overseas.

Our best wishes to Cine and hope he has a full and speedy recovery

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire