Dalvin Cook Injury Update:- Cook was ruled out by the Vikings after suffering a shoulder injury. He fell down after what seemed to be an uncomfortable tackle, and his right leg appeared to be bent unnaturally. Even though Cook was down and being attended to by trainers, he was maintaining his upper body position on the left side of the field.
Dalvin Cook was forced to leave the game after suffering a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 34-26 defeat to the 49ers. The team is now awaiting word on whether or not he will be out for an extended period of time.
After sustaining a brutal hit from Niner’s defensive lineman Kevin Givens late in the third quarter, the Vikings’ top running back was declared out. Cook remained on the ground in agony for many minutes before being helped off the pitch by trainers after being treated on the field.
After the game, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that he was unaware of the degree of Cook’s injury, but that additional information would be available after the player receives an MRI.
Dalvin Cook, the Minnesota Vikings’ running back, sustained what seems to be a catastrophic injury against the San Francisco 49ers. After suffering a strong blow to the chest region, which resulted in a fumble, he was forced to lie down for a considerable period of time. He was eventually wheeled off the field and into the locker room on a trolley. Cook seemed to be in tears as he was wheeled away from the scene.
Cook, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, sustained a dislocation, and the forthcoming tests will reveal the extent of the damage caused by the dislocated shoulder.
This is terrible news for the Minnesota Vikings. Cook is not only one of their most skilled players, but he is also regarded as one of the team’s leaders, both on and off the football field. All we can do at this point is hope that the damage isn’t as catastrophic as it first seemed to be.
A devastated Cook was taken away from the field, and the entire Vikings bench, as well as a group of 49er players, rushed out onto the field. That demonstrates the esteem in which he is held not just inside the Vikings’ locker room, but also around the league. The Vikings’ wide receiver, Justin Jefferson, and quarterback Kirk Cousins, both expressed their support for their teammate, who is suffering from cancer.
“I have faith in Dalvin’s ability to bounce back,” Jefferson added. In the meantime, “we don’t know how bad his injury is, but [we’re] just keeping him in our thoughts and prayers, and maybe he’ll be okay and come back for us.”
“It was heartbreaking to watch him fall down and be taken away, and to witness the anguish that he was in,” Cousins said. It’s difficult to see anything like that from a colleague like Dalvin. “That’s someone… who is such an important part of our squad and our attack.”
Zimmer believes that rookie Kene Nwangwu, who had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, will be more active on the offensive side of the ball in the future.
When Cook entered Sunday’s game, he had rushed for 734 yards and scored four touchdowns. While Cook was out, Minnesota (5-6) relied on Alexander Mattison as their main ball carrier. Mattison scored the lone running touchdown for the Vikings in the third quarter, which came earlier in the game. They earned two touchdowns from wide receiver Adam Thielen, as well as a kick return touchdown from Kene Nwangwu that went for 99 yards.
Despite losing the game, the 49ers (6-5) played well on the ground. Deebo Samuel scored two running touchdowns, while Elijah Mitchell added another to his 133 rushing yards to complete the scoring for the team. Samuel left the game late due to a groin injury, and he will get an MRI.
Yeah, I believe there’s potential he’ll wind up getting some more playing time,” Zimmer said of the player’s future playing time. “I believe he got a couple of carries today, to be honest.”
The coach said, “He’s still a young man, and we brought him in as a kickoff returner and a backup running back, but he’s done a terrific job in a number of these return situations.”
Cook finished with 103 yards from scrimmage on 16 carries before being forced to leave the game. At running back, the Vikings are down to Alexander Mattison and Kene Nwangwu, both of whom saw action in the third quarter and both of whom had touched. Nwangwu’s touchdown return for a touchdown was his second kickoff return for a touchdown this month.
A shoulder injury is often considered better news than a knee injury, but the severity of the problem must be considered as well. Cook has previously suffered from shoulder issues, which raises further concerns about this particular condition.
NFL Network reports that Cook has a dislocated shoulder as the cause of his injury. On Monday, he will have an MRI to establish the extent of the injury.