After England captain Joe Root had declared his team's first innings closed at 396 for seven, Vijay pushed forward to a full delivery in Anderson's second over and was caught behind off a thin inside edge by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. "But we haven't played the complete game yet".
Talking about his injury, Kohli said: "I should be fine".
This, in the form of the sublime bowling of the master craftsman in Jimmy Anderson and an all-round performance of considerable substance from Stokes replacement in Chris Woakes, was the ideal antidote to Bristol. "And we deserved to lose", he said.
Resuming on 357-6, England surprisingly made a decision to bat on despite extending their lead past 150 on day three when Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow shared a partnership of 189.
India slumped to 130 all out in their second innings, with James Anderson taking his 100th Test wicket at Lord's en route to four for 23, with Stuart Broad's four for 44 featuring two wickets in two balls.
The only question then was whether India could take the game into a final day but the answer emphatically was that they could not, with Anderson again magnificent in going past 100 wickets at Lord's and Woakes again superb.
Kohli, who did not field when India took the field at the start of play because of a stiff back, was in obvious discomfort.
But with the remainder of this innings and three more Tests against India to come, Anderson could overtake McGrath before the end of this series.
The very next ball Broad trapped Dinesh Karthik LBW to reduce India to 61-6 as England closed in on a devastating victory.
The exit of England " s all-time leading Test run-scorer meant 20-year-old debutant batsman Ollie Pope walked out with the hosts in trouble at 32 for two off 8.2 overs.
"I was gutted when that rain arrived, " Broad said.
Thankfully the late resistance of Ravi Ashwin and Hardik Pandya that took India to 130 was ended before the umpires, who had set a precedent by taking the players off for bad light under floodlights on Saturday, could do so again.
"Even when the ball is doing a bit you have to pitch it in the right areas and the guys were relentless with the ball, " Kohli said.