Vikings RB Dalvin Cook Diagnosed with Nearly Complete ACL Tear (Video)

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Vikings fans cannot catch a break. First the Vikings lost quarterback Sam Bradford to a bone bruise in his surgically repaired (and re-repaired) left knee. Now they’ve very likely lost rookie running back Dalvin Cook as well.

Cook, the 41st overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Florida State, is off to a fantastic start to his NFL career, averaging 96 rushing yards per game through his first three contests. However, he injured his knee early in the third quarter against the Lions on Sunday while trying to juke around cornerback Stanley Wilson Jr.

There was no contact on the play. Cook simply planted his foot in the turf, then his knee buckled, and he immediately dropped the ball.

Take a look:


Cook was able to hobble off the field on his own power, and he’s reportedly “hopeful” that an MRI will show the damage is not that significant. However, NFL Network reporters Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero both reported on Sunday the initial diagnosis is a nearly complete tear of the ACL.

With Adrian Peterson doing his thing down in NOLA, the Vikings have nobody on their roster to take Cook’s place. So, if you’re a Viking’s fan, you can go ahead and schedule that apple-picking trip with your significant other. It’s probably time to start thinking about the 2018 draft.

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