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Kirk Cousins: 'I'm just getting better every day'

It's been six weeks since Cousins suffered a torn Achilles.
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Forty-three days after rupturing his his Achilles and 41 days after undergoing surgery to repair the damaged fibrous cord that connects his calf to his heel bone, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says he's getting better every day. 

"It's going well. One day at a time," Cousins told Peyton and Eli Manning on the "ManningCast" Monday night on ESPN2. "They told me that the rehab would be like the stock market where you're in a general trend up but some days are better than others. I joke with them that since surgery it's been a bull market. I'm just getting better every day and kind of waiting for that bear market and it hasn't happened yet."

It ain't much, but it's the first spoken update Cousins has provided since that fateful day at Lambeau Field. In his nearly one-hour appearance with the Manning brothers, Cousins talked mostly about the games at hand – the Packers against the Giants and the Titans versus the Dolphins – and strayed away from any discussion about the current status of the Vikings. 

Cousins did openly root for the Giants due to the Packers being so close to the Vikings in the NFC North. The Giants won 24-22 to drop Green Bay to 6-7, one game behind Minnesota, though both rivals would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today. 

On a lighter note, Cousins joked with the Mannings about the viral video his wife Julie took of him crawling into the ocean on a recent post-surgery vacation. Eli Manning asked if Cousins spotted some Kohl's cash in the water... 

"If I had seen Kohl's cash floating around in the ocean I probably would've run in and re-tore my Achilles," Cousins joked. "I'm like a sea turtle just making his way out."

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Aug 27, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.