Vikings safety Cine preparing for surgery Tuesday after leg fracture

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine is preparing for surgery Tuesday after suffering a “lower-leg fracture” in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Cine was carted off the field in the first quarter at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what coach Kevin O’Connell described as a “very tough moment for our team.”

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According to the Vikings, Cine underwent a successful preparatory procedure before his surgery Tuesday.

After Cine’s surgery Tuesday, the team reports a member of its medical staff will stay with him in London until he is able to return to the United States.

The team reports Cine “is in great spirits.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.