Mike Zimmer: Dalvin Cook is “doing much better”

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expressed some optimism on Friday afternoon about running back Dalvin Cook playing on Sunday against the Seahawks.

Zimmer said that Cook is “doing much better” and got some work in today after not practicing at all on Wednesday or Thursday because of an ankle injury.

Asked if he thinks a running back can play on a Sunday after not practicing during the week, Zimmer said maybe not any running back, but Cook can.

“If you’re asking about Dalvin, I think Dalvin can,” Zimmer said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.

Although we may not know for sure until 90 minutes before kickoff on Sunday, Zimmer sounds optimistic that Cook will play.

16 responses to “Mike Zimmer: Dalvin Cook is “doing much better”

  1. Zimmer is so full of it. He said Hunter had a tweak last year…and he sat out the year. This year he said Barr just had a sore knee and is day to day…its been over a month. Dalvin is probably out for the year.

  2. Anyone with half a brain knows Zim is downright Belichickian when it comes to injury disclosures. And come on folks, the “tweak” thing is as original generic corn flakes.

  3. they were saying no team goes 0-3 and makes playoffs. cook is playing. he will save day for zimmer who is done if he misses playoffs. Seahawks need big pass rush or vikes win

  4. Even Zimmer was mocking his own reference to “Tweak”. He snickered when he said it to the media the other day.

    So… chill out people.

  5. Zimmer would go on to say, “Unfortunately, Greg Joseph is 100% healthy and ready to kick on Sunday.”

  6. Anyone with half a brain knows Zim is downright Belichickian when it comes to injury disclosures


    Zimmer should have spent less time trying to outwit the injury report and more time trying to understand his offense (beyond “run the ball more”).

    Part of the reason he’ll end his 8 year stretch with only 2 playoff wins to his credit.

  7. Without Cook, Vikings would sink to the bottom. And they are about one ankle injury away from the edge.

  8. Rest him up tor next year’s offseason championship. The Vikings need to completely overhaul every position.

    Just look at the top running backs in the division (in order)


    And that’s just the running backs, the strongest position group in Minnesota!

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