(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Vikings' worst fears about their starting quarterback have come true.
The team announced yesterday that Kirk Cousins suffered a torn right Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. The veteran QB suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 24-10 victory over the Packers. The four-time Pro Bowler entered Week Eight leading the NFL in passing touchdowns with 16 and was second in passing yards. Cousins is slated to hit free agency in the offseason.
Head coach Kevin O'Connell didn't commit to a starter moving forward, but Adam Schefter reported that the team isn't looking outside the organization. Rookie Jaren Hall finished the game on Sunday, but backup Nick Mullins is eligible to come off the injured list next week.
The Vikings visit Atlanta on Sunday.