Dalvin Cook leaves field on cart after suffering shoulder injury vs. 49ers

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook left the field on a cart on Sunday after suffering a shoulder injury against the San Francisco 49ers.

He sustained the injury on a first-down run from the Minnesota 20-yard line in the third quarter with the 49ers leading, 31-26. 49ers defensive lineman Kevin Givens tackled him behind the line of scrimmage and forced a fumble that San Francisco recovered.

Cook remained on the field as players from both teams and medical staff surrounded him. He was eventually able to stand up and get on a medical cart on his own.

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against Azeez Al-Shaair #51 of the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dalvin Cook didn't finish Sunday's game against San Francisco after suffering a shoulder injury. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Shortly after he left the game, the Vikings ruled Cook out with a shoulder injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported after the game that he suffered a dislocation. He will undergo an MRI on Monday.

The 49ers recovered Cook's fumble and scored a field goal to extend their lead to 34-26, which held up as the game's final margin.