The 35-year-old, who has never missed an NFL game due to injury, was forced out of Sunday’s victory over NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers.
An MRI scan on Monday confirmed he had torn his Achilles and would require surgery, all-but certainly ruling him out of the rest of this campaign.
A Vikings statement read: “Kirk Cousins underwent an MRI this morning at Twin Cities Orthopedics that confirmed an Achilles tendon tear.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins sustained torn Achilles, will miss remainder of season. pic.twitter.com/iizqLEFr3N
— NFL (@NFL) October 30, 2023
“The timeline and details of his upcoming surgery will be determined this week. The team will continue to provide updates.”
Cousins is the second high-profile quarterback to suffer an Achilles injury this season, with four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers lasting just four plays on his New York Jets debut in early September.
Cousins had thrown for 274 yards and two touchdowns at Lambeau Field on Sunday before being forced off.
The Vikings went on to win 24-10 as they recorded a third straight victory and moved into a wildcard spot in the NFC.