The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Los Angeles Chargers yesterday despite losing star running back Dalvin Cook to a shoulder injury during the game. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like Cook will miss much, if any, time.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said today that Cook’s shoulder “feels good” today and that the third-year pro should be able to play through the ailment.
Cook rushed for 27 yards on nine carries and caught three passes for 16 yards before exiting the game.
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tells reporters that star RB Dalvin Cook’s shoulder injury is one Cook could play through and that “it feels good today."
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2019
After dealing with injuries during his first two professional seasons, Cook has been healthy in 2019. He’s started all 14 games, rushing for a career-high 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching 53 passes for 519 yards.
The 10-4 Vikings could certainly use Cook on the field for this week’s pivotal game against the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay currently leads the NFC North with an 11-3 record.
Minnesota will host the Packers on Monday night before finishing their season at home against the Chicago Bears on December 29.