Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has looked like a favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year through three weeks, but that rookie campaign may have come to an unceremonious end on Sunday.
The Vikings are hosting the Detroit Lions in an NFC North matchup and Cook went down in the third quarter with a non-contact injury to his left knee. And, as you can see in the video, it appears to look severe.
Dalvin Cook's injury did not look good at all pic.twitter.com/xCqYNW7PhB
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) October 1, 2017
Former San Diego Chargers orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Chao is now a renowned injury writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune. His medical opinion having viewed the injury via replay is that Cook has sustained a torn ACL.
Cook will inevitably have to have a MRI to determine the true extent of the injury. His status will likely be updated officially on Monday.
The Vikings traded up to draft Cook in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Florida State product was second in the NFL in rushing with 288 yards heading into Sunday’s contest with the Lions. He’s also added 10 receptions for 71 yards on the season.
With Cook out, the Vikings will turn to Latavius Murray and Jerrick McKinnon to handle the rushing workload.
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