Dalvin Cook says chest/shoulder injury will not keep him out for Week 14
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.
Dalvin Cook said he got hit on the chest injury he’d sustained against the Broncos, but added he could have gone back in the game, saying he sat for precautionary reasons. He said he’ll be good to go for Detroit.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) December 3, 2019
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer similarly said the injury was not serious.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Dalvin Cook injury not serious
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) December 3, 2019
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.
It’s a clavicle injury for Dalvin Cook, I’m told. Nothing broken, just really painful when he gets hit on it as he did tonight. That meshes with @ProFootballDoc’s analysis of SC joint sprain. https://t.co/V0kE9DWT0H
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 3, 2019