EAGAN, Minn. (KMSP) - With six weeks to go until Vikings' training camp, there is a comeback cooking in Eagan.
Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook, eight months out from tearing his ACL in a game versus the Detroit Lions, returned to the field for OTAs and mini-camp to prepare for the upcoming season.
“I’ve been working hard to get back to get back to this point, it feels great to be back on the field,” Cook said. “Do I feel like myself yet? Not yet. I’ll be there soon.”
He was on pace for a breakout season in 2017, rushing for 354 yards and two touchdowns until his season ending injury.
The Vikings' 2017 second-round pick has increased his participation in the team's offseason program as the weeks progressed, and now Cook is ready for a new season to begin with a new opportunity to pick up right where he left off.
“I’m just ready to play,” Cook said. “I can say all of the words that I want to say, but there’s so much just bottled up ... come week one, it’s all going to get left on the field.”