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Kirk Cousins injury update: When will he come back for fantasy football?

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins tears Achilles, out for season. Replacement Joshua Dobbs impresses. Will Cousins return next season? Latest update here.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered a devastating injury in Week 8's game against the Green Bay Packers, tearing his Achilles in a 24-10 victory. This setback came at a critical time for the Vikings, as they were starting to turn their season around after a rough 1-4 start.

Cousins was playing at an MVP level before his injury, and the team was also dealing with the absence of star wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who was injured in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The big question on everyone's mind is whether Cousins will be able to play again this season and what the latest update on his injury is.

The good news is that Cousins has undergone successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles, performed by Dr. Chris Coetzee. The procedure he underwent was different from what Aaron Rodgers had, and the latest reports indicate that he will not be able to return to play this season. However, he is expected to be fully recovered and ready to play next season.

The offseason is sure to be an exciting time for Cousins, as he will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. While the Vikings have expressed their desire to bring him back, there is a possibility of a bidding war with other teams for his services.

Before his injury, Cousins had an impressive season, throwing for 2,331 yards, 18 touchdowns, and only five interceptions in eight games. He was averaging 291.4 passing yards per game and would have been a strong contender for the MVP title if he had remained healthy.

In Cousins' absence, Joshua Dobbs has stepped in as the new starting quarterback for the Vikings. Since taking over, the team has gone 2-1 and will face the Chicago Bears in Week 12. Dobbs was traded to the Vikings from the Arizona Cardinals and has performed well, throwing for 647 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception with a passer rating of 94.4 in three games. He has also rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.

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