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Monday, July 13, 2020

Dalvin Cook ready to resume full workload after hamstring issues

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook gave fans a reminder of the type of playmaking ability he has when he played a limited role in Week 9 before the Minnesota Vikings had their bye, and it sounds as though the star running back is now fully healthy.

On Thursday, Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Cook has been practicing without limitations and is a “full-go.”

Cook rushed for 89 yards on just 10 carries and added another four catches for 20 yards in Minnesota’s win over the Lions. The initial belief was that he would be held out through the bye week to recover from a hamstring injury that has plagued him all season, so it’s a good sign that he was able to return earlier.

Latavius Murray did a great job filling in for Cook for several weeks, and he can still be an effective between-the-tackles runner to spell Cook. However, there’s no debating the Vikings’ offense is more dangerous with Cook on the field.

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