Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook left today’s game against the Green Bay Packers in overtime. He appeared to be suffering from a leg issue.
Cook’s rookie season was cut short last year by a torn ACL, so most Vikings fans had to be holding their breath. Fortunately, it looks like he isn’t dealing with anything serious.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Cook’s hamstring problem is related to cramping.
#Vikings RB Dalvin Cook told me the hamstring issue that cropped up late is just a cramp. He’s fine.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 16, 2018
If all that is wrong with Cook’s hamstring is related to cramping, he definitely lucked out. Even a pulled hamstring can linger for a while. Just look at Leonard Fournette, who sat out today after pulling his hammy last Sunday.
Through two games this season, Cook has rushed for only 78 yards on 26 carries. He has pulled in nine receptions for 107 yards though and has looked explosive enough coming off his injury.
The Vikings and Packers tied today at 29 after rookie kicker Daniel Carlson missed an opportunity to win the game at the end of overtime.
Daniel Carlson misses AGAIN and we have a tie between the Packers and Vikings pic.twitter.com/geND7IIZ55
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) September 16, 2018
Minnesota hosts the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. Fantasy owners will want to pay attention to Cook’s status as the week unfolds.