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Mike Hughes leaves Vikings’ game against Cardinals with leg injury

It didn’t look good

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Hughes has already been ruled out for the remainder of today’s game.

While it appears that the Minnesota Vikings are on their way to being victorious over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6 action, they may not get out of this completely unscathed.

Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes, who has done a fine job as a slot corner as a rookie, had to be helped off the field during the fourth quarter of today’s game with what appears to be a significant left leg injury.

Hughes got tangled up with Larry Fitzgerald on a play midway through the fourth quarter of today’s game. He needed to be helped off of the field by the Vikings’ training staff, and was not putting any weight on his left leg on the way off the field.

Hughes was the Vikings’ first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Central Florida, and has played a significant role in the defense as a rookie, a rarity for Mike Zimmer teams.

If we get any more word on the injury to Mike Hughes, we will bring you an update straight away. For now, however, it doesn’t look promising.