Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was sent home as he wasn’t feeling well during today’s training camp practice.
Head coach Kevin O’Connell says the team remains to be “working through” whether or not the starting quarterback has COVID-19. There isn’t yet a conclusive answer, per Vikings insider Ben Goessling.
Cousins was very outspoken in his refusal to simply accept the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the 2021 season.
The NFL world took to Twitter to react to this news.
“I’m sure the response to this might be nothing wanting thoughtful and well-reasoned,” one fan wrote.
“That’s alright… If he has Covid now’s the time to get it… he might be good by September eleventh,” one other added.
“If there’s one benefit of this…at the very least it is going on now and never in 3 weeks (or later),” one other said.
O’Connell addressed Cousins’ illness after today’s practice.
“I even have not gotten much of an update, but I do know he was not feeling well earlier,” he said, per ProFootballTalk. “Now we have a process in place where we sent him home, and we’ll undergo our processes internally. I’ll get an update for you guys as form of the week pans out on his availability for the Raider game.”
With or without Cousins, the Vikings will open up their preseason schedule with a matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.