Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook left Monday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a shoulder injury.
Cook suffered the injury on a third-quarter hit after fumbling the ball on a run.
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Cook doesn’t return with shoulder injury
After several moments laying on the field, Cook walked with help immediately to the Vikings locker room. The team announced that he was questionable to return with a shoulder injury, but he did not return in a 37-30 Seahawks victory.
When asked after the game if Cook’s injury is something he’s concerned about moving forward, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer simply answered, “No.”
Cook was more forthcoming, though he shared Zimmer’s lack of concern about the injury impacting him going forward.
“It’s a weird injury that I’ve got,” Cook said, via Chad Graff of The Athletic. “It’s kind of like when I land in an awkward spot, it hurts. So I kind of try to land to where it doesn’t hurt.”
The biggest thing he was upset about, he said, was the fact that he didn’t hold on to the ball.
“No matter if I get injured or not, I can’t turn the ball over,” Cook said, via Graff. “I hold myself 1,000 percent responsible for not turning the ball over. I pride myself on not turning the ball over.”
Cook, a third-year running back, is in the midst of a breakout season. He entered Monday’s game with 1,017 rushing yards, 455 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 11 games.
An ACL tear cost him all but four games of his rookie season in 2017. A hamstring injury hampered him throughout the 2018 season and saw him miss five games.
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