Vikings Lewis Cine suffers a gruesome knee injury, taken out of the game on a 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 down the field to block the Vikings’ punt return team when his left leg appeared to buckle under him and he went down. Medical personnel would come out to attend to Cine and the defensive back would be placed on a medical cart with an air cast on the 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.

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 made his third appearance of the season. He has been mostly exposed on special teams and entering the game against the Saints had played on 30 special teams snaps. He played in one defensive snap in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) is taken 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, Oct. 2, 2022.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) is taken 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, Oct. 2, 2022.
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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The Vikings selected Cine 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 nine passes defensed.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) grimaces as he receives treatment for 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.

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) grimaces as he receives treatment for 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/Frank Augstein)

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

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