Chris Cook Placed On IR, Likely Done For Regular Season

As if last night’s beating wasn’t enough, Chris Cook, who seemed to finally be over that injury bug and a major contributor to the Vikings defense, has been placed on IR after breaking his wrist against the Buccaneers. Though Cook was tagged ‘designated to return’, the earliest he would be back is likely the season finale against Green Bay.

This more than likely means we will not see Chris Cook again this season unless the Vikings manage to make the postseason.

The Vikings will have to work hard over the next week and a half before their next game at Seattle to try and fill his role somehow. After Chris Cook left the game against Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers immediately took advantage of his absence. I couldn’t believe my ears when, away from the game for a few seconds to grab a drink, I heard the commentators announce Marcus Sherels got burned by Vincent Jackson on a quick out route. (Marcus Sherels covering Vincent Jackson!)

Cornerbacks Josh Robinson and A.J. Jefferson’s role on defense was increased significantly the rest of the game.

Chris Cook was a large part of why the Vikings secondary was surprising many this year. Hopefully the team can find a way to make things happen without him.

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  1. Here we go again, I will never say I miss Asher Allen but AJ Jefferson starting at CB kinda scares me. Losing Cook will suck but it will get Josh Robinson some great experience which could be useful I think we could have some good corners in the future with Robinson and Cook if Chris can fix his injury problem.

  2. Yeah this does suck but I dont see Jefferson being any worse than Asher Allen. I agree this should be a great opportunity for Robinson to develope.