Dalvin Cook racked up 148 universally handy yards and a right lower leg injury that was named a “little sprain” by Vikings mentor Mike Zimmer late in Minnesota’s 34-33 misfortune to the Arizona Cardinals.
Yet despite Cook’s injury, the Vikings still plan to utilize him as they normally would when they have the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in their first game at U.S. Bank Stadium in 636 days.
“You know, at this stage, it’s time to get some wins,” Zimmer said. “Dalvin’s a tough guy. If he can’t play, there’s a reason why he’s not playing. But he makes us go, so we’re going to continue to play him.”
Cook was harmed with 9:52 excess in the final quarter of Sunday’s misfortune when he was handled low via Cardinals guarded end J.J. Watt. The running back donned an Ace wrap on his right lower leg during media accessibility Wednesday, and didn’t take part practically speaking.
“It was one of them games,” Cook said. “Physical game, knew what we were getting ourselves into.
“I know I play running back, I’m going to get banged up. But the recovery is key. I’m in the training room a lot with the conditioning coach, just getting to it, trying to get my body back up.”
Cook was momentarily supplanted by reinforcement running back Alexander Mattison yet returned for the Vikings’ last two series. His final quarter injury was the subsequent he supported in Week 2, having been face down on the grass at State Farm Stadium for a considerable length of time in the second quarter with a stinger, the principal he said he has managed.
“I was laying like that since it was distinctive for me since I didn’t know whether I ought to get up, I don’t have the foggiest idea where it was coming from,” Cook said. “It was simply something else for me that I never felt, so I was simply playing it safe and had the mentors deal with what they will deal with.”
Cook positions fourth in surging (192 yards), conveys (42) and contacts (25) among all running backs through about fourteen days and scored his first score at Cincinnati in Week 1. The Pro Bowler is falling off a season when he arrived at a vocation high 356 contacts in 14 games played.
Minnesota is starting off on a 0-2 foot briefly straight season with consecutive misfortunes out and about at Cincinnati and Arizona. The Vikings start a stretch of three straight home games this end of the week with Seattle, Cleveland and Detroit coming to town Weeks 3-5.
“We go back and look at the two games that we lost and compare them to last year, if you want to do that, because it’s different,” Cook said. “You see the coarseness in the group, and you see it’s unique. It’s distinctive when you put them hand to hand. We didn’t get the beginning we needed to, however I think things occur on purpose. That is the means by which I generally take a gander at, check out life. Things occur which is as it should be. We’re home for three straight games. We could go on a tear for three straight weeks.
“Things happen for a reason just to see where you’re at mentally, and stuff like that. I think mentally we’re in a good space. We know the team that we can be. We know the team that we aiming to be. We just got to go get it done and finish the deal that we didn’t these last, past two weeks.”