Initial Diagnosis For Vikings RB Dalvin Cook Is “Nearly Complete ACL Tear”


Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero are reporting that the initial diagnosis for Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is a nearly complete ACL tear. Although, he’s still hoping the MRI will show otherwise.

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Vikings HC Mike Zimmer confirmed that they’re worried that RB Dalvin Cook may have an ACL injury, per Brandon Mileski. He’ll undergo an MRI on Monday.

According to Tom Pelissero, Cook left the Vikings’ locker room on crutches and had his knee in a brace.

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Former NFL physician David Chao writes that the sideline angle of Dalvin Cook’s injury is consistent with an ACL tear.

“It was a classic over stride cut non-contact injury,” Chao writes. “He was able to walk off the field, but that is possible even with a complete ACL tear.”

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Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook went down with a non-contact knee injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Lions.

Cook immediately grabbed for his knee upon making a cut and he wound up fumbling on the play. He slowly made his way off the field and the team has already ruled him out for the game.

Cook has looked great for the Vikings over the first four games of the season, so losing him for any period of time would be an issue for their offense.

Cook, 22, was taken in the second round of this year’s draft. He signed a four-year, $6.35 million contract with the Vikings and stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $753,787 over the first two years of the agreement.

Entering today’s game, Cook had rushed for 288 yards on 61 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Cook as the news is available.

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