Dalvin Cook feels great, but still worried about setback to hamstring

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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook missed his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury on Sunday night and a return to face the Lions in Week Nine may not be in the cards.

Cook didn’t practice at all last week and said on Monday that he’s not sure if he’ll practice this week either. Cook had been doing some practice work in previous weeks and said his hamstring is “feeling great” before adding that he’s worried about a setback similar to the one he had when he played in Week Four.

“[Rest] definitely helped me, but that’s the tricky thing about these things,” Cook said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “They feel good, but you go out there, overextend and do something stupid; set you back.”

The Vikings will have a bye in Week 10, so their Week 11 game against the Bears might be the spot for Cook to make his return to action.

32 responses to “Dalvin Cook feels great, but still worried about setback to hamstring

  1. 24 regular season games into his career,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not many touches. Cook’s young career is right in line with Viking tradition.

  2. Can’t count on this guy at all. As a fan of the Vikings, he is very frustrating to have on the roster.

  3. Fournette and Cook are prime examples of the risk of drafting running backs early. At least the Vikings didn’t spend a top 5 pick on Cook.

  4. Cook may as well just wait till after the bye and refrain from reading the comments from all the keyboard athletes that would likely pull a hammy reaching for the beer at the bottom drawer of the fridge.

  5. 1 missed game in 3 years in college is not injury prone. This is just bad luck. Robert Smith had the same luck his first couple seasons in MN as did Kyle Rudolph. DC showed what he is capable of when healthy during his first 3.5 games in the NFL last year. Would be great to see that juice in the backfield again, but 2018 is moving along quickly.

  6. ninefingers9 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Diveleft, Treadwell says hold his beer.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷

    At least Treadwell isn’t hurt every week.

  7. We’re gonna see this more and more in the coming years. Young running backs, worried about getting injured before their rookie contract is up, playing as little as possible until they get their big payday.

  8. 1.5 seasons into his career less than 500 yards rushing.

    Was THIS the guy that some fans were saying would be an MVP candidate?

    That offensive line needs to help this guy out if/when he gets back on the field.

  9. shaggytoodle
    Oct 29, 2018, 6:47 PM CDT
    1.5 seasons into his career less than 500 yards rushing.

    Was THIS the guy that some fans were saying would be an MVP candidate
    ////////
    Who said what now? Dude played 3 games before acl tear. Nobody said mvp. Nobody.

  10. wafflestomp
    Oct 29, 2018, 6:09 PM CDT
    It certainly appears that the Vikings are prepared to ride Dalvin Cook right into the top half of next year’s draft.
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    If season ended today, packers pick 15th, Vikings 20th. Now, you were saying…

  11. bobsacomano
    Oct 29, 2018, 4:38 PM CDT
    We’re gonna see this more and more in the coming years. Young running backs, worried about getting injured before their rookie contract is up, playing as little as possible until they get their big payday.
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    What??? So, players will play very little, and get a big contract. Is that what you just said? I don’t think you understand how or why players get big contracts. Hint: they play and they play well.

  12. Who said what now? Dude played 3 game
    ______________________________

    Articles relating to Cook being ready for training camp in late July…..

    redlikethepig says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Is it too early to predict NFL and Superbowl MVP?

    jonnyfootball82 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Looking forward to watching your hall of fame speech in 15 years

  13. Pretty sad how some of these clowns sit behind their keyboards and bash players and challenge their manhood. Guy pulled his hamstring, Vikings are being smart with it. I watched Cook play 3 years at FSU and he battled/played through several injuries. He missed 1 game in 3 years. He played the Orange Bowl against Michigan on a bad ankle while McCaffrey and Fournette skipped their team’s bowl games to prepare for the draft. Oh, and he won the MVP Award and is still the last RB to rush for over 100 yards against Michigan. I’m sure all you will come back and admit that you were wrong about Cook when he comes back and lights it up.

  14. fmc651 says:
    May 22, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Nobody is confusing Aaron Jones with Dalvin Cook. Cook is the stud here.

    +++++

    Dalvin Cook – 36 carries, 98 yards, 2.7 ypc.

    Aaron Jones – 44 carries, 274 yards, 6.2 ypc.

  15. stella no Vikings fan is going to love Bye Montgomery.He should have been cut last year from the packers.After the Patriots week if Montgomery isn’t cut. McCarthy has some explaining to do. He has been a pet of Mike’s for too long. All he does is take touches from guys that are better than he is.Montgomery is a scrub.

  16. “filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    Delicate Dalvin.

    Another Viking bust.” You mean like just about every DB the Packers have drafted in the last decade or so?

  17. packertruth says:
    October 30, 2018 at 2:20 am

    fmc651 says:
    May 22, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Nobody is confusing Aaron Jones with Dalvin Cook. Cook is the stud here.

    +++++

    Dalvin Cook – 36 carries, 98 yards, 2.7 ypc.

    Aaron Jones – 44 carries, 274 yards, 6.2 ypc.
    ________

    Did you have that comment from May taped to your bedroom wall? Creepy.

  18. Hahaha Jones has the edge now but lets see his 6.2 ypc at the end of the year. If you can’t see Cook’s ability so be it.Maybe you haven’t seen him in college or with the Vikings. I am glad the Vikings have Cook not Jones. If you want to rip Cook for his durability okay for now but not his ability that is foolish.

  19. Hopefully they can ease him back in starting with the Bears 1st game so that full speed ahead at the Bears last game and hopefully ready for the Playoffs.

    Like most teams the NFL loaded divisional games into the second half of the season.
    Vikings have 5 of the 8 games vs the NFC North.

    May the best team win.

    SKOL VIKINGS

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