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Monday, December 9, 2019

Dalvin Cook says chest/shoulder injury will not keep him out for Week 14

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook left Monday night’s game 37-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with what the Vikings termed a shoulder injury, but the good news is the issue does not sound very serious.

Cook exited in the third quarter after fumbling. He had been hit before halftime and was seen wincing in pain. Alexander Mattison came in after that and saw most of the action for Minnesota.

After the game, Cook said the issue was not too serious and that he sat for precautionary reasons. He said he would be able to play on Sunday in Week 14 against Detroit.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer similarly said the injury was not serious.

What’s interesting is how the team termed it a shoulder injury, but Cook said it was a chest injury. One also has to question him saying he could have returned.

This game was extremely important in the standings. If he could play, why wouldn’t he be in the game? Maybe the injury is more serious than they are letting on.

Cook had 9 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown, and three catches for 35 yards prior to exiting.

NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero says Cook has a clavicle injury.



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