Vikings Rookie Dalvin Cook Suffers Partial ACL Tear Vs. Lions
Dalvin Cook injury news
The initial diagnosis for Cook’s injury was a nearly complete ACL tear, and he will thus undergo an MRI on Monday.
Cook — a second-round draft pick out of Florida State — fell to the turf following a non-contact injury early in the third quarter. On that same play, Cook lost the ball for a fumble.
Cook left the locker room on crutches with his knee in a brace, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The rookie ran for 66 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.
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The Vikings don’t currently have anyone on their roster to replace the newbie, who led the team in rushing with 354 yards on the ground at 4.8 yards per carry, as well as 90 passing yards off 11 catches. The team will now have to rely on fourth-year rusher Jerick McKinnon.
Cook fought hamstring issues in 2015 and underwent shoulder surgery in 2016.
Minnesota (2-2, 3rd in NFC North) next visits the Chicago Bears on Oct. 9. The Lions (3-1, 1st in NFC North) next host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 1: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a rushing touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions on October 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)