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Vikings safety and former Everett star Lewis Cine undergoes surgery after gruesome leg injury

Cine is stretchered from the field after he suffered a compound fracture Sunday.Justin Setterfield/Getty

Vikings safety Lewis Cine, who suffered a compound fracture of his left leg in Sunday’s win over the Saints, underwent surgery in London.

Cine, a former star at Everett High who was the 32nd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, was placed on IR following a gruesome injury sustained during a punt return.

“Lewis Cine underwent successful surgery today to repair the compound fracture he suffered during Sunday’s game,” said a statement from the Vikings on Tuesday. “The surgery was performed by Dr. Aswinkumar (Ash) Vasireddy, the orthopedic trauma group lead surgeon at Cleveland Clinic London. We look forward to welcoming Lewis back to Minnesota to be around his teammates and coaches and begin the rehabilitation process with the Vikings medical staff in the very near future.”

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Cine is expected to remain in London until he’s ready to travel back to the United States.

“Thank you for all the prayers and well-wishes over the last two days,” Cine said in a statement Tuesday via Twitter. “I’m sorry I have not been able to respond to everyone that has reached out, but please know your support has been truly felt. I am incredibly grateful for the care I have received from the doctors and staff and Cleveland Clinic London. With today’s surgery behind me, I’m looking forward to returning to Minnesota, supporting my teammates, and attacking this rehab so I can get back to doing what I love to do. Skol Vikings!”


Christopher Price can be reached at christopher.price@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at cpriceglobe.