Dalvin Cook injury update: the Minnesota Vikings running back looked spectacular as a rookie last year, until he tore his ACL in the fourth game of the season. Now, he’s dealing with a new issue.
Cook injured his hamstring during last week’s tie with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Luckily, it is not as significant as his last injury, but hamstrings can be nasty lingering issues for running backs.
He will be out this weekend, with the Vikings hosting the lowly Bills.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport broke the Dalvin Cook injury news on Twitter moments ago:
#Vikings RB Dalvin Cook, who injured his hamstring last week, is officially out for Sunday, per coach Mike Zimmer. So is Everson Griffen
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2018
Cook is off to a slow start this season, as the Vikings have thrived through the air with new quarterback Kirk Cousins.
He has just 78 yards on 26 carries through the first two games of the season. He has been better through the air, with nine catches and 107 yards.
With Cook out, former Oakland Raider Latavius Murray will be the lead back for the Vikings. He has 61 yards on 15 carries so far this year.
Murray is only owned in 44-percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues right now, so fantasy players may want to check on that right now.