Mike Zimmer: Dalvin Cook feeling good, Adam Thielen could return soon

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The Vikings’ offense could be back at full strength soon.

Running back Dalvin Cook had to exit Sunday’s win over the Panthers with an ankle injury, but was able to reenter the game later in the second half. While Minnesota’s facility is closed on Monday, Mike Zimmer said he received a report that Cook is feeling “pretty good,” per Ben Goessling of the Minnsota Star-Tribune.

Zimmer also told reporters he’s hopeful wide receiver Adam Thielen will be able to return this week, though that’s subject to the wideout clearing COVID protocols. Thielen has been on the reserve/COVID-19 list since last Monday.

Cook has been one of the league’s best rushers in 2020, racking up 1,130 yards and 13 touchdowns. Thielen has caught 49 passes for 646 yards and leads the Vikings with 11 touchdown receptions.

Minnesota plays Jacksonville on Sunday.

11 responses to “Mike Zimmer: Dalvin Cook feeling good, Adam Thielen could return soon

  1. Thats great news, because teams with losing records like the Vikings need all the help they can get.

  2. Second straight week that Cook has lost a fumble and laid on the ground looking like he had been shot, only to return to the game shortly thereafter with no ill effects. Either this guy has suddenly developed superhuman healing powers or he learned a lesson from Xavier Rhodes about how to act after you screw up.

  3. “Thats great news, because teams with losing records like the Vikings need all the help they can get.”
    And help they will get……

  4. I love Zimmer, but he has demonstrated over time that whatever he says regarding injuries should be disregarded.

  5. It’s a good thing when a player gets lucky while playing for a lucky team. Win-win.

  6. If Dalvin Cook is so fragile like the people on here say than way does he lead the league in yards.He runs hard and if you do that your going to get hurt sometimes.

  7. inthenameofallvikingfans says:
    December 1, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    If Dalvin Cook is so fragile like the people on here say than way does he lead the league in yards

    +++++

    He doesn’t. Henry does.

  8. If Dalvin Cook is so fragile like the people on here say than way does he lead the league in yards

    +++++

    He doesn’t. Henry does.
    ……………………
    Because he DOES lead the league in total yards!

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