MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after suffering a knee injury in the third quarter and did not return for the remainder of Minnesota's 14-7 loss.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer said in a postgame press conference that he was worried about Cook's ACL, though he would get an MRI Monday to determine the extent of his injury.
Cook appeared to suffer the injury while making a cut on a 10-yard run. He fell to the ground before making contact with a Detroit defender and fumbled the ball. Cook immediately grabbed for his left leg, then walked off the field with trainers. Fox 9’s Hobie Artigue reported that Cook walked to the locker room with “nothing noticeable about his stride,” as he headed to the tunnel.
Oh man...Dalvin Cook made a cut, immediately grabbed for his left leg. Walking off of the field with trainers. #Vikings— Hobie Artigue (@HobieFOX9) October 1, 2017
Dalvin Cook currently walking to the locker room. Nothing noticeable about his stride as he heads to the tunnel. #Vikings— Hobie Artigue (@HobieFOX9) October 1, 2017
Cook gave the Vikings a 7-3 lead at halftime with a second quarter touchdown run. He had 13 carries for 66 yards before leaving the game. Cook’s 354 yards rushing through his first four NFL games is second only to Adrian Peterson (383) in Vikings history.
Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon replaced Cook in the Vikings backfield.