Dalvin Cook has “knocked the rehab out of the park”

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Dalvin Cook will participate in organized team activities and minicamp on a limited basis and expects to be a full participant by the time training camp starts.

The Vikings running back tore the ACL in his left knee in Week 4, ending his rookie season on injured reserve.

“It’s a process. It’s a journey,” Cook said, via quotes distributed by the team. “It is something that you have to trust yourself and know that you did everything in your power to get your knee back the way it is at. I attack this thing every day and I did what I needed to do to get to this point. I had no doubt when I first touched the field is where I wanted to be at.”

Cook has done some work on the field since offseason workouts began April 16, and Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said Cook has “knocked the rehab out of the park.”

“He’s done great job,” Sugarman said. “He’s been here every day since the injury occurred, post-surgery and really hasn’t missed a beat. . . . He’s been here with a smile on his face every day. Really just to give him the credit because he’s put in all the work to get to the point to where he is.”

21 responses to “Dalvin Cook has “knocked the rehab out of the park”

  1. Well, you have to admit, the Vikings know a thing or two about “knocking it out of the park”

    That’s what the Eagles did to them in the Viking’s last game of the season. Despite being favored heading into the game, the Vikings managed to keep the differential to under 32 points.

  2. That is great news! Can’t wait to see him back on the field. It is amazing how talented last years rookie RB group was, and if this guy can stay healthy he has a chance to be something special.

  3. Great news for the Vikings. I would love to tramp down on the breaks and make sure he is 100%, but trust the Vikings staff on this. The new facility is state of the art and Sugarman is a very astute athletic trainer over the years.

  4. The Vikings had better hope and pray that Cook comes back 200%! Because the Vikings don’t want Cousins to have to win football games by throwing the football.

  5. This offense will be fun to watch. Most are expecting OL help in the 1st to solidify the OL as a team strength, but would also love to see a quality pass catching back to replace McKinnon and a young TE to compliment and eventually replace Rudolph. Defensively we only need depth, so they can look for some projects. Also, would love to see them use one of the 5th’s on Eddy Pineiro the kicker out of Florida who can kick 70 yard FGs. Oh, he makes extra points too.

  6. If Cook is indeed healthy, he is like adding a #1 pick to the Viking O. With coach Flip running the read option and Cousins being a prolific play action passer with a strong arm. This offense maybe “Cooking”something special.

  7. Vikings don’t seem to even know what sport they’re playing. They’re outthere trying to hit homeruns apparently. Someone should tell them that touchdowns are worth 6x the points

  8. Jimmy Lipper says:

    he’ll never be the same

    I remember that being said about Peterson after he tore his ACL in 2014.

    All he did was lead the NFL with 1485 yards in 2015.

    Not sayin’ that Cook will lead the NFL. But you can’t say that Cook will never be same either.

  9. Nice to have a team with multiple stars and play as team, not relying on one player to try to squeak in to the playoffs with Hail Mary prayers, then having no chance in the playoffs once you meet a team with a decent defense….

  10. Not big on bragging about my team, but will make an exception here: the Vikings have about the best training and medical staff in the NFL. And it’s interesting seeing criticism of my favorite team’s playoff performance from fans of teams that didn’t even make the playoffs — teams that weren’t even good enough to hang participation banners. I’d hate to see what you folks must comment on with your crappy teams.

  11. riraider says:

    April 25, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Are the Vikings hanging another “Participation Banner”?


    how did the raiders do in the playoffs last year?

  12. riraider says:

    April 25, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Are the Vikings hanging another “Participation Banner”?

    ajzinnecker says:

    how did the raiders do in the playoffs last year?
    Better question might be, “How have the Vikings done in the playoffs in the last 57 years?”

  13. Sounds promising. Cook’s going to be an excellent RB. Now build that O-Line so it can blast “Yyyuuge” holes through the defensive line- and give Cousins some extra time to boot on passing plays. I’m looking forward to see what this Offense can do.

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