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Chris Cook out indefinitely with broken wrist

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is tackled by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook Reuters

In addition to beating the brains and kicking the butts of the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers also broke at least one bone.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said after Thursday night’s game that starting cornerback Chris Cook suffered a fractured wrist during the 36-17 loss.

Cook, a second-round pick in 2010 who missed most of 2011 after being charged with domestic assault, had been playing well this year.  He’s now out indefinitely, which pushes rookie third-rounder Josh Robinson into the starting lineup and nudges A.J. Jefferson into the nickel role.

They need to step up now,” cornerback Antoine Winfield said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  “I don’t know how long Chris will be out.  Broken wrist, that’s not good.  But our motto is when somebody goes down, it’s the next man up.”

With the delayed trade deadline this year, the acquisition of veteran help from a non-contending team also is possible.  The Vikings, along with every other team, have until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET to make a deal.

Then again, based on their performance last night, the Vikings suddenly look like a non-contending team.

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12 Responses to “Chris Cook out indefinitely with broken wrist”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 26, 2012 7:32 AM

    I heard he originally hurt it strangling his girlfriend.

  2. seanb20124 says: Oct 26, 2012 7:42 AM

    Waiting for jokes

  3. purplepridehasadownside says: Oct 26, 2012 8:01 AM

    Too bad for Cook, it seemed to be that this kid was doing some maturing following the domestic ‘issues’ last year…best of luck for a speedy recovery.

  4. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 26, 2012 8:12 AM

    Hope he’s ambidextrous…otherwise this might interfere with his ability to strangle women. On a positive note, women may have a decent chance to avoid beatings from a one-armed man.

  5. tecmobowl34 says: Oct 26, 2012 8:21 AM

    Vikes can probably get Tillman from the Bears for a fourth rounder

  6. mattolikesthevikes says: Oct 26, 2012 9:23 AM

    I don’t care if we are building through the draft. Let’s get some help and make a run at it.

  7. censorshipisbad says: Oct 26, 2012 9:35 AM

    His wrist looked a little flippy floppy when he was coming off the field.

  8. mputelli55 says: Oct 26, 2012 10:45 AM

    tillman for a 4th roumder???? ya why not just offer jared allen to jacksonville for a 6th rounder?! genious

  9. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Oct 26, 2012 11:16 AM

    Still waiting for that first career interception.

  10. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 26, 2012 12:03 PM

    stop with the personal remarks on cook already I am sure players from other teams have done the same if not worse and they are not plastered everywhere
    It seems everytime the vikings do something it has to be news to the world give them there privacy like you do to other teams and yes cook we will miss you
    have a speedy recovery

  11. jusford says: Oct 26, 2012 1:22 PM

    I suppose this will make how he handles domestic issues a bit difficult.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:31 PM

    I hear that your pimp hand is never the same after this kind of injury.

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