Dalvin Cook likely out a few games with torn labrum and dislocated shoulder

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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will miss some time with the shoulder injury he suffered on Sunday, but he is expected to return this season.

Cook was diagnosed with a torn labrum and dislocated shoulder that will likely result in him missing a few games, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

If his recovery goes well, Cook could return as soon as the Vikings’ game against the Bears on December 20.

At the moment the 5-6 Vikings would be the seventh and final NFC playoff team, and that’s a position they’ll try to stay in without their leading rusher. They’re still hoping that Cook can be there for them late in the regular season and into the playoffs.

With Cook out, Alexander Mattison will be the Vikings’ starting running back. Rookie fourth-round draft pick Kene Nwangwu, who has been an outstanding kickoff returner but has barely played on offense, will likely get some work at running back as well.

8 responses to “Dalvin Cook likely out a few games with torn labrum and dislocated shoulder

  1. How did he do all that damage from getting hit in the chest?

    Wow must’ve been a freak accident. The hit was hard and he was in pain before he hit the turf. Dang. Speedy recovery

  2. Between his off-field drama and inability to stay healthy, He should have been traded before the deadline when his name still held value.

  3. A quick Google search says with or with out surgery, a torn labrum is a 4 to 5 week mininum, plus more time to fully be at 100%. If they rush him back to soon, could be a career killer.

    All that said, hope he does have a full and speedy recovery. I don’t like the team, but I never want to see any player for any team injured.

  4. Isn’t this dude famous for getting hurt every time he fumbles in a big moment of a game, just saying

  5. Let the young man from Iowa State play. He has great speed. Could help a lot. Praying Cook has full recovery.

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