[Updated] Dalvin Cook “good” after Monday’s MRI on Groin, Unlikely to play Sunday?

Update: Dalvin Cook Unlikely to play Sunday, Click Here for more!

Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook left Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with an apparent groin injury. The injury was even more concerning due to it being a non-contact injury, as Cook was seeing pulling up after catching a pass from Kirk Cousins. Cook came back in for a few plays in the third quarter but then left the game again. The pro bowl back had an MRI on his groin Monday.

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer talked about his MRI saying, “It went pretty well, so we’ll see how he does this week.” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissaro reported that a source told him that “he’s good.” However, Cook may be on a limited snap count for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.



Cook has been a shining star in an otherwise dreadful season for Minnesota. The Vikings running back leads the league in rushing yards with 489 and rushing touchdowns with 7. Cook is one of the league’s most prolific backs, but has a history of injuries, missing almost all of his rookie year due to injury and missing five games in the last two seasons. Despite the injury issues, Cook signed a five-year, $63 million extensions earlier this season.

Luckily, the injury doesn’t look to be too serious, but if Cook does miss any time or is on a limited snap count, expect Alexander Mattison to be the running back called upon. Mattison already has 219 yards on 44 carries this season. Most of which came in Sunday’s loss against the Seahawks, where Mattison filled in nicely, earning 112 yards on the ground in 20 carries. Cook’s production is nearly impossible to replace, but Mattison is a solid back that can do the job if Cook sits before the Vikings’ bye week.

Update: Dalvin Cook Unlikely to play Sunday, Click Here for more!