Dalvin Cook leaves practice

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Just when it seems Vikings running back Dalvin Cook turns a corner. . . .

Cook, who has missed three of the past four games with a hamstring injury, had a full practice Wednesday. But he left Thursday’s practice during the period open to the media, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Defensive end Danielle Hunter was not at practice Thursday, leaving the Vikings without their top three defensive linemen.

Nose tackle Linval Joseph missed a second consecutive day with knee, ankle and shoulder injuries, and defensive end Everson Griffen remains away from the team while dealing with a mental health issue. Griffen will miss his fifth consecutive game.

Offensive tackle Riley Reiff (foot) and cornerback Andrew Sendejo (groin) also remain out after missing last week’s game.

23 responses to “Dalvin Cook leaves practice

  1. Tough start of a career for a running back I believe was right up there with Kamara and Hunt as the best rookie runners in 2017 before his back injury.

  2. havent heard anything about mr Griffith. i hope he is getting the help he needs.
    Mental illness is scary for those suffering,their families and friends.
    Just hope he is going to have a normal life again one day soon.

  3. Dalvin Cook was the least important player mentioned in this story. We only have two defensive ends and now one of them isn’t practicing? The one that leads the league in sacks, by the way. Riley Reiff needs to get healthy soon or else (a) Kirk Cousins will get killed, (b) the Vikings will lead the league in fumble sixes given up, or (c) both.

  4. beedubyatoo says:
    October 18, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    Injury prone. Wasted 1st round draft choice.
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    for the 900th time, he was not a first round draft pick.

  5. Why do people comment on here when they have no clue what they are talking about? I mean are some people just that stupid? First dalvin didnt have a back injury last year and second he wasn’t a first round pick he was a second? Maybe research before you post things.

  6. I remember after his first 3 games thinking we had a pretty good second round pick. I was even overlooking the off field incidents that were talked about prior to the draft. Then week 4, ACL tear. This year he has not been productive. I am hoping he can turn it around.

  7. Bust! Unless he was a 6-7 rounder! Always injured! Can’t help the team in the tub! They’d be better off with a scrub UDFA! Too bad, wasted pick!

  8. I remember everyone calling Melvin Gordon a bust because he wasn’t a star right out of the gate. People who call a player a bust before they finish at least 2 yrs are idiots. Sometimes players take time to develop.Xavier Rhodes wasn’t a star his first few years but look at him now. This is why none of you are talent evaluators in the nfl and the rest of us are glad for that.

  9. Oh I definitely saw some Vikings fans praising him as the messiah in the preseason. I vividly remember seeing one post in particular proclaiming him a future 1st ballot hall of famer and league MVP for this year.

  10. NHPats says:
    October 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    This guys is not only a bust for the Vikings but he is a bust for my fantasy football team
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    Yeah because he is the first player ever to come of an ACL tear to have some issues with a hammy, calf or quad strain genius.
    As a Viking fan it is frustrating because AP spoiled everyone due to the fact he’s not really human physically. They have Murray and two capable rookie backs. No sweat.

  11. wiscoregon2 says:
    October 18, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    Oh I definitely saw some Vikings fans praising him as the messiah in the preseason. I vividly remember seeing one post in particular proclaiming him a future 1st ballot hall of famer and league MVP for this year.

    NO. Guaranteed it was a packer fan burner account. You must be new here, as they are rampant.

  12. We would not have said Cook was going to be MVP coming back from a leg injury. There are a lot of trolls on different fan pages that like to stir up crap. We think Cook will be great but we know its early.

  13. thefiesty1 says:
    October 18, 2018 at 4:09 pm
    Bust! Unless he was a 6-7 rounder! Always injured! Can’t help the team in the tub! They’d be better off with a scrub UDFA! Too bad, wasted pick

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Cobb and Allison both sitting because of hammies. Worry about your team and your multiple names.

  14. wiscoregon2 says:
    October 18, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I vividly remember seeing one post in particular proclaiming him a future 1st ballot hall of famer and league MVP for this year

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Well if you “vividly” remember it should be no problem to find and repost it. If not your just blowing smoke, kinda like your TE.

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