Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Lewis Cine underwent a "successful preparatory procedure" ahead of Tuesday surgery in London to repair the gruesome leg injury he suffered against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Cine suffered a compound fracture to his lower leg.
"Following surgery, Lewis will remain in London to continue his initial recovery process before returning to Minnesota at the appropriate time," the team said in a statement. "A member of the Vikings medical staff will also stay in London until Lewis returns."
Cine is in great spirits, per the statement.
After having his leg immobilized with an air cast, Cine was carted off the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and taken to a hospital.
Vikings teammates surrounded the 2022 first-round draft pick in a show of support.
Cine, who was the 32nd overall draft pick out of Georgia, made his NFL debut in the Week 2 loss at Philadelphia and has played mostly on special teams.
--Field Level Media