Courtney CroninESPN Staff members WriterShut
- Included the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury Information. She joined ESPN in 2017.
SEATTLE — Minnesota Vikings functioning back Dalvin Cook suffered an damage to his correct shoulder in the third quarter of Monday night’s 37-thirty reduction to the Seattle Seahawks and did not return.
Cook was injured on the initial enjoy of the Vikings’ 2nd drive soon after halftime. On getting a hand-off at the eight:fifty six mark, Seattle defensive conclusion Rasheem Inexperienced punched the ball free from Cook’s arm, forcing a fumble. Cook was tripped up and fell to the ground, exactly where he remained for various minutes and seemed to be in significant soreness while remaining tended to by athletic trainers on the subject.
“He just hit me ideal on what I had when we performed the Broncos,” Prepare dinner reported. “He hit me correct on it when he went to punch for the ball. It was form of like a different sensation. It was different. But he bought me in a good place.”
Cook dinner took a strike to the very same spot in advance of halftime on a engage in the place he notched his 1st of two fumbles.
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“It’s a strange injuries that I have acquired,” he reported. “It can be sort of like when I land in an awkward location, it hurts. So I type of try to land to in which it doesn’t harm. So it was uncomfortable the way I was landing. It really is a bodily activity. At the close of the year, you can find some bumps and bruises, but I’ll be all proper.
“No make any difference if I get hurt or not, I won’t be able to flip the ball over. I maintain myself a thousand% liable for not turning the ball more than. I delight myself on not turning the ball about. I are not able to place myself in that situation when I flip the ball about. And which is what they satisfaction by themselves on. You are unable to give them gimmes. And I gave them a gimme in advance of the 50 percent. I’ve obtained to just take treatment of the football and I imagine we are going to be all ideal.”
Inspite of remaining on the sideline soon after being evaluated in the locker place, the jogging back again said he felt like he could have returned to the recreation if needed but the team selected to keep him out for “precautionary” explanations.
“It can be a ton that we have got in advance of us,” Cook mentioned. “The guys that are driving me, Alex [Mattison] and [Mike] Boone and Ameer [Abdullah], they are leading fellas. They could be commencing on somebody’s team. We’ve obtained a large amount of rely on in those people men. Alex came in and played a very good recreation. Boone stepped in some plays. We just have to know what we have forward of us. We have 4 very important game titles ahead of us. I’ve got to be all set to go for those people game titles. I was all-in for them holding me out and I am searching ahead to what we’ve obtained ahead of us.”
Cook pointed out that he’ll “absolutely” be completely ready to engage in in Week 14 when the Vikings host the Detroit Lions.
Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs was also wounded on the enjoy but was able to return to the sport on Minnesota’s subsequent push.
“I received rolled up on my leg,” Diggs reported. “Minor terrified afterwards but I’m Ok. I am great.”
Cook, the Vikings’ main rusher, had nine carries for 29 yards and a touchdown together with a few receptions for 35 yards.
Minnesota was presently working with the absence of broad receiver Adam Thielen, who was dominated out Sunday with a lingering hamstring damage. Still left tackle Riley Reiff was ruled out late in the third quarter with a concussion.