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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins suffers apparent non-contact injury

Cousins was helped into the medical tent in the fourth quarter.
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The Minnesota Vikings could be in trouble if Kirk Cousins is injured. The veteran quarterback was sacked on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter against the Packers and he appeared to suffer a non-contact injury to his right leg just before being sacked the second time. 

Cousins was then seen being helped around on the sideline by two trainers, unable to put any weight on his right leg. The Vikings almost immediately ruled him out for the rest of the game as he was carted to the locker room. 

After the game, Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell says that they fear Cousins has tore his Achilles tendon, the same injury that Aaron Rodgers suffered in the first game of the season.

Minnesota's backup quarterback is rookie fifth-round pick Jaren Hall. 

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