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Kirk Cousins will miss the Vikings first preseason game after testing positive for COVID-19



Kirk Cousins, quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore miss the team’s first preseason game. On Friday, Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell made the announcement.

A sickness has forced Cousins to sit out Sunday’s game against the Raiders in Las Vegas. He will likely rejoin the Vikings the following week. According to O’Connell, he is exhibiting modest signs of COVID-19.

Kirk Cousins will not play on Sunday after Coach Kevin O’Connell revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. — August 12, 2022, Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings)

Since Cousins can’t play, the club will rotate between Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond at quarterback. O’Connell did not reveal the starting lineup for the game.

In 2021, Cousins made waves for opting out of the COVID-19 vaccination. The cousin stated he’d rather live in a plexiglass bubble than get vaccinated. He also said, “If I die, I die,” when asked about his attitude on contracting the virus in 2020.


It’s Cousins’ second time sitting out a game since 2021 because of COVID-19. After being placed in COVID-19 protocols, he was unable to play in Week 17’s game against the Green Bay Packers. At that time, the Vikings were 7-8 and just a game out of the playoffs. Minnesota was unable to win with Cousins out and ended up losing by a score of 37-10. The squad ended the year with an 8-9 record, missing the postseason.