Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Seahawks. We're still waiting to see what he did in Friday's practice, but HC Mike Zimmer said in his Friday press conference that Cook is "doing much better." Zimmer stopped short of guaranteeing that Cook will play on Sunday, though. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation. Alexander Mattison will step in as Minnesota's lead back if Cook is out.
Update: Cook did not practice on Friday.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Lions. It sounds like a Week 15 return is his best-case scenario. RB Alexander Mattison is a good bet for 20+ touches against Detroit’s 29th-ranked RB defense, making him an elite fantasy play.
The MRI on Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's left shoulder revealed a torn labrum, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's not a season-ending injury. "The hope is this is like 2019, when the team rests Cook a few games to have him healthy for a playoff run," Rapoport adds. Cook missed 2 games with that shoulder injury, which is what former NFL head team Dr. David Chao expects him to miss this time around. That'd put Cook back on the field for Week 15, giving starts to RB Alexander Mattison the next 2 weeks vs. the Lions and Steelers.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It was the left shoulder that Cook dislocated in the Week 12 loss to the 49ers. Cook has a long history of shoulder problems dating back to his Florida State days. We should learn more about the right shoulder injury and how long Cook will be sidelined later today.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook dislocated his left shoulder in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook is set for an MRI on Monday to determine how much damage was caused by the dislocation. We should learn more about his status on Monday.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook suffered a shoulder injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. He was in obvious pain, was carted back to the locker room and quickly ruled out. We'll update Cook's status when we know more, but this clearly looks like a potentially serious injury. Alexander Mattison will be a RB1 for however long Cook is out.
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