Dalvin Cook Injury Updates

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) said Wednesday that he'll be at "full strength" for this weekend's Wild Card game against the Saints. Cook missed the final 2 regular-season games after suffering his 2nd shoulder injury of the season and might be at risk of aggravating those injuries. But he'll also be riding fresher legs after the time off.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is "unlikely" to play against the Packers on Monday night, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. RB Alexander Mattison is iffy for that one with his ankle injury, leaving RB Mike Boone as Minnesota's likely starter. Boone carried 13 times for 56 yards and 2 scores in last week's win over the Chargers and averaged an impressive 4.8 yards per carry this preseason. If Mattison is out on Monday night, Boone will be in the RB2 mix.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook suffered what appeared to be a left shoulder injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He was down on the field for a few minutes in obvious pain. Note that it was a right shoulder injury that he'd been dealing with previously. We'll update Cook's status as soon as we know more. RB Alexander Mattison is out today with an ankle injury, leaving Minnesota with RBs Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah.

Update: Cook was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (chest) isn't listed on the final injury report and will play against the Lions this weekend. Cook obviously comes with elevated risk after exiting last week's game early in the 3rd quarter. But he's nearly impossible to bench in fantasy vs. Detroit's 30th-ranked RB defense.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer confirmed on Thursday that RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is on track to play against the Lions this weekend and will be "close to 100%." Cook, of course, was knocked out of last week's game near the beginning of the 3rd quarter after aggravating the shoulder injury originally suffered in Week 11. He comes with elevated risk in Week 14 fantasy lineups but is nearly impossible to bench vs. Detroit's 30th-ranked RB defense.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been told that he can't make his shoulder injury worse by playing through it. It's a pain tolerance issue, and Cook reiterated that he'll play against the Lions this weekend. There's still elevated risk here, especially in a game Minnesota should control easily. But an active Cook would be impossible to bench in fantasy.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook aggravated an SC joint injury in his right shoulder in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The original injury occurred in the Week 11 game against the Broncos. Minnesota had a Week 12 bye and then listed Cook on this week's injury report with a chest issue. Cook told Pelissero after Monday night's game that his absence in the 2nd half was "precautionary" and that he'll be "good to go" for Week 14's game against the Lions. Former head team Dr. David Chao writes that the injury doesn't require surgery but Cook's "ability to play and be effective will be a matter of pain tolerance." We'll obviously keep a close eye on him throughout this week. RB Alexander Mattison needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues. He'll be an easy fantasy starter if Cook misses more time.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook suffered a right shoulder injury in the 3rd quarter of Monday night's game in Seattle. He appeared to be in serious pain on the field before heading off to the locker room with trainers. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update Cook's status when we learn more. His absence would turn RB Alexander Mattison into a strong fantasy starter.

ESPN's Courtney Cronin hears that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is likely to be sidelined through the team's Week 10 bye. That's not a surprise after Cook seemingly aggravated his hamstring injury in practice last week. RB Latavius Murray's solid play also makes it easier for the Vikings to continue to be cautious with their starting RB. Murray will remain a solid RB2 for however long Cook is out.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) graduated to a full practice on Thursday. He's in line to play against the Cardinals this weekend. Cook will carry some risk coming off a multi-game hamstring injury. But there's lots of upside here vs. Arizona's 32nd-ranked RB defense.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook suffered a hamstring injury in overtime against the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. We'll see if he returns if the Vikings get the ball back. Obviously, any missed time for Cook would put Latavius Murray squarely in the fantasy-starter conversation.

Update: Cook did not return. We'll await further details.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is a "full go" for training camp, according to insider Chris Tomasson. Cook was able to get in some limited work this spring and is now nearly 10 months removed from his torn ACL. Durability remains an issue for a guy with 3 shoulder surgeries, a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in his medical history. But a healthy Cook is a good bet for RB1 production this season.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is on track to be a full-go for training camp, according to head trainer Eric Sugarman. "Dalvin’s knocked the rehab out of the park,” Sugarman said. “He’s done a great job. He’s been here every day since the injury occurred post-surgery. … He’ll participate in (organized team activities and minicamp) on a limited basis. … Then the plan is for him, hopefully when he gets to training camp … he’ll be a participant just like everybody else.” Cook will be nearly 10 months removed from his torn ACL when training camp opens and more than 11 months removed when the regular season kicks off. Barring a setback, he should be ready for lead-back duties come Week 1. Cook was sitting 8th among RBs in PPR points through 3 healthy games last year. From Week 5 on, Minnesota produced a pair of top 15 PPR backs (Jerick McKinnon 10th, Latavius Murray 15th).

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer confirmed on Monday that RB Dalvin Cook has a torn ACL. It sounds like that was the only damage, which is relatively good news. Cook is done for the 2017 season, but the timing of the injury gives him a good chance to be back to 100% for the start of the 2018 campaign. He finishes his rookie season with 354 yards and 2 TDs on 74 carries (4.8 YPC), plus 11 catches for 90 more yards. Cook will have RB1 potential next season, although durability will continue to be a concern. He has 3 shoulder surgeries and a hamstring injury in his past.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook injured his knee in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Lions and was quickly ruled out. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Cook's absence leaves Minnesota with RBs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon.

 
 
 

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