Dalvin Cook set for MRI, unclear how much time he’ll miss

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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook left Sunday night’s game with a groin injury, and right now the team doesn’t know how long he’ll be out.

Cook will have an MRI today and it’s unclear whether he’ll play Sunday’s home game against the Falcons, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.

Cook did play one more snap after leaving with the injury, but that was it.

“He wanted to try to get in there and play again,” Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

The good news for the Vikings is the offense didn’t miss Cook. Backup Alexander Mattison came in and had 20 carries for 112 yards. Mattison is likely to get plenty of work again this week if Cook can’t go.

14 responses to “Dalvin Cook set for MRI, unclear how much time he’ll miss

  1. Vikings are toast without Cook. Mattison is a nice backup but he won’t be able to carry the team like Cook did. LOL, the Vikings DID miss Cook.

  2. When the game began and Cook has his first carry, I remarked to my wife that it wouldn’t be long before he went out with an injury. And, sure enough…..

  3. Mattison did well. They still had the lead and the Seahawks buried. Allowing Seattle to go the distance from 94 yards away while converting two long 4th downs, well, it sorta confirms this defense comes up small in big games. Under Zimmer, it always has. Viking Fan is removing the purple glasses and taking hard looks at reality.

    But fear not! I believe the season will be cancelled before too long, as it should be.

  4. philmccracken says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:21 am
    As a legendary world class tough guy, I never thought Dalvin would get injured.

    I thought the exact same thing about Davante Adams…. Weird..

  5. For the most part, they didn’t miss Cook. Until it was fourth and one and Mattison ran up the back of his fullback who got blown up instead of sidestepping to the right where it was wide open. Cook would have won that game.

  6. Cook woulda popped that 4th and 1 outside, hit the gap, and probably scored. The guy is injury prone, no doubt — bet he’s out at least 4 games.

    And I see our one favorite multi-name cheeser troll’s smugness and lack of class is at a whole new level this year. Will make the inevitable year-end loss following all this build-up a bit more enjoyable.

  7. I like Mattison but if he bounced to the right side of the guard on that fourth down play, he gets the first down. Cook makes that play.

  8. Yeah, Mattison missed that big hole to the right. I think he’ll get better the more he plays and won’t repeat that gaffe.

  9. Just another point. Can anyone name the last NFL team to win a superbowl with a RB who was making the top 5 $ for his position ?

  10. buttchin7 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 10:46 am
    philmccracken says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:21 am
    As a legendary world class tough guy, I never thought Dalvin would get injured.

    I thought the exact same thing about Davante Adams…. Weird..
    _________

    Well, at least GB has enough talent on the roster to win games without him.
    6-0 over the last two seasons.
    That’s why it’s a team sport. 😉

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