Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook endured damage to his correct shoulder in the second from last quarter of Monday night’s 37-30 misfortune to the Seattle Seahawks and didn’t return.
Cook was harmed on the main play of the Vikings’ second drive after halftime. After accepting a hand-off at the 8:56 imprint, Seattle guarded end Rasheem Green punched the ball free from Cook’s arm, constraining a bobble. Concoct was stumbled and tumbled to the ground, where he stayed for a few minutes and appeared to be in serious torment while being tended to by athletic mentors on the field.
“He just hit me right on what I had when we played the Broncos,” Cook said. “He hit me right on it when he went to punch for the ball. It was kind of like a different feeling. It was different. But he got me in a good spot.”
Cook endured a shot to a similar zone in front of halftime on a play where they indented their first of two mishandles.
“It’s a weird injury that I’ve got,” they said. “It’s kind of like when I land in an awkward spot, it hurts. So I kind of try to land to where it doesn’t hurt. So it was awkward the way I was landing. It’s a physical sport. At the end of the year, there’s some bumps and bruises, but I’ll be all right.”
“No matter if I get injured or not, I can’t turn the ball over. I hold myself 1000% responsible for not turning the ball over. I pride myself on not turning the ball over. I can’t put myself in that situation when I turn the ball over. And that’s what they pride themselves on. You can’t give them gimmes. And I gave them a gimme before the half. I’ve got to take care of the football and I think we’ll be all right.”
In spite of staying on the sideline in the wake of being assessed in the storage space, the running back said they had a feeling that they could have come back to the game if necessary yet the group decided to keep their out for “preparatory” reasons.
“It’s a lot that we’ve got ahead of us,” Cook said. “The guys that are behind me, Alex [Mattison] and [Mike] Boone and Ameer [Abdullah], they’re top guys. They could be starting on somebody’s team. We’ve got a lot of trust in those guys. Alex came in and played a good game. Boone stepped in some plays. We just have to know what we have ahead of us. We have four crucial games ahead of us. I’ve got to be ready to go for those games. I was all-in for them holding me out and I’m looking forward to what we’ve got ahead of us.”
Cook noticed that they’ll “definitely” be prepared to play in Week 14 when the Vikings have the Detroit Lions.
Vikings collector Stefon Diggs was additionally harmed on the play yet had the option to profit to the game for Minnesota’s following drive.
“I got rolled up on my leg,” Diggs said. “Little scared afterwards but I’m OK. I’m fine.”
Cook, the Vikings’ driving rusher, had nine conveys for 29 yards and a touchdown alongside three gatherings for 35 yards.
Minnesota was at that point managing the nonattendance of wide collector Adam Thielen, who was precluded Sunday with waiting hamstring damage. Left handle Riley Reiff was precluded late in the second from last quarter with a blackout.