Ahead of Thanksgiving Day, Minnesota Vikings Gifted Massive Update as Kirk Cousins Matches Aaron Rodgers’ Stride in Achilles Recovery

Published 11/14/2023, 11:34 PM EST

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Kirk Cousins might soon be back. After a disaster in the Packers game, Cousins has been sitting out for a while. But not anymore; his recovery came even quicker than Aaron Rodgers’, and it’s only been about two weeks since he got injured. Cousins was ruled out for the season, but he is showing quick improvement, and some visuals prove his road to recovery.

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Despite the injury, Kirk Cousins was seen doing community work for the Salvation Army ahead of Thanksgiving. This unwavering commitment attracted good wishes for the Vikings star. His place in Valhalla might be guaranteed after all this community work. However, there is another good news that involves Kirk Cousins.

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Many sources have posted Kirk Cousins serving Thanksgiving dinners with other Viking teammates and his son at the Salvation Army. The good thing is that since his surgery, he is not wearing the cast anymore, just a boot and some crutches to support him. A torn Achilles is no joke, and Cousins making a quick recovery is a hope for the Vikings. He posted a story on Instagram recently that showed his cast getting removed.

From the looks of it, it was a change of scenery for Cousins because he was forced to rest following his injury. This was his first public appearance after he tore his Achilles. According to Star Tribune, Cousins was seen around the Vikings facility while simultaneously being in rehab.

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He is coaching Joshua Dobbs, his replacement for the season. Dobbs has recently joined the Vikings following a trade.

“We’d committed to it before the injury [on October 29], and I realized we can still get there,” Cousins said. “It’s fun to bring my son Cooper. We’ve learned that it is truly more happy-making to give than to receive. We came last year, and it was a great event. It was fun to be here with teammates and spouses. It’s a little change of scenery, change of pace.”

What now for the Vikings warrior?

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Cousins will be a free agent when this season ends. He may explore other opportunities, but the HC Kevin O’Connell says that the Vikings will always keep the doors of Valhalla open for the fallen one. Kudos to his quick recovery, but he is still walking on crutches and must support his foot while standing or walking. The chances of him making a return this season are bleak.

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Kirk Cousins visits the Vikings facility and sits around, coaches Joshua Dobbs, and indulges in chit-chat with his teammates, even though he is in rehab and should be resting. These efforts have earned him even more respect from his teammates, who think Cousins should be resting and have no business coming to the facility. Yet he still does!

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Will Joshua Dobbs be a permanent replacement for the fallen Viking? What do you think?

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Abhinav Prakash

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Abhinav Prakash is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. Holder of a Master’s degree from a reputed institute, he has been involved in sports for a while now. His forté are NBA and NFL.
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