Dalvin Cook continues to work his way back from a soft tissue injury he suffered earlier this season. The second-year back missed Minnesota’s game against the Buffalo Bills a month ago, saw limited action against the Rams three weeks ago and was a surprise inactive last week against the Arizona Cardinals.
Cook’s 2018 season has been a struggle. Attempting to come back from an ACL injury that ended his 2017 campaign, Cook’s been plagued by a hamstring injury this season that forced him to miss several games.
The former Florida State star has also struggled to get anything going in the passing game where he was a weapon early last season.
Leading up to the Vikings’ game against the Jets this weekend, Cook practiced in full on Wednesday. However, Cook left Thursday’s practice during the portion open to the media, according to Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who has missed three of the past four games with a hamstring strain, did not practice Thursday after being a full participant Wednesday. Cook dressed out but left practice during the portion open to the media.
Backup running back Latavious Murray shined on Sunday with Dalvin Cook out of the lineup. Murray racked up 155 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals – who have the worst run defense in the NFL.
Cook needs to get some work in on Friday and Saturday for the team to feel comfortable playing him this weekend.