Minnesota Vikings confirm RB Dalvin Cook tore ACL, out for season

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that running back Dalvin Cook tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of his rookie season.

Cook sustained the injury without getting hit when his knee appeared to buckle on a running play during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He had 66 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and 1 reception for 8 yards before exiting.

Cook was seen in obvious distress, appearing visibly upset when he left, so it isn’t too much of a surprise that the Vikings confirmed the injury was to his ACL. The rookie running back did manage to walk off the field without medical assistance.

The former Florida State back was off to a strong start in his first NFL season, rushing for 354 yards and 2 touchdowns in four games. He was averaging 4.8 yards per carry, but now Vikings and Cook fans just have to hope he’ll be ready for the start of the 2018 season.

Minnesota drafted Cook in the second round at 41st overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Vikings didn’t have a first-round pick, so Cook was the team’s first selection.

Cook rushed for 1,765 yards last year, which broke his own Florida State single-season record that he set in 2015. He also holds the school record for most rushing yards in a career at 4,464.

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