Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was carted off the field after suffering a shoulder injury. He was ruled out for the remainder of Minnesota’s Week 12 game at San Francisco.
Cook was injured after being brought down by Niners defensive tackle Kevin Givens following a handoff. The running back lost the ball in the process of being tackled and immediately grabbed for his chest with his right arm when he hit the ground. He remained down on the field for several minutes as athletic trainers tended to him.
Coach Mike Zimmer did not have an update on Cook’s condition following the Viking’s 34-26 loss to 49ers but said the running back would undergo a MRI. Zimmer denied cook tore his labrum but would not say whether Cook dislocated his shoulder. Cook has 198 touches for 975 yards and four touchdown in nine games this season.
The Vikings are hoping that Cook can return in time to play the Monday Night Football game against the Bears on Dec. 20. It thus seems unlikely the Vikings place Cook on injured reserve, where he would have to miss at least three games before returning.
Meanwhile, the Vikings placed cornerback Patrick Peterson on the reserve/Covid-19 list, putting his availability for Sunday’s game against the Lion’s in question. Watch this video of Dalvin Cook injury v/s 49ers