All signs point to Cook missing some time. The only question is: How much?
Zimmer hinted that the Vikings expect to be without Cook for some period of time when the coach was asked about Kene Nwangwu, who returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.
“I think there’s a chance he might end up getting some more playing time,” Zimmer said about Nwangwu, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.
With 1:30 remaining in the third quarter, Cook was hit by 49ers defensive lineman Kevin Givens and fumbled. Cook’s teammate, Olisaemeka Udoh, then rolled over the top of him, and Cook immediately grabbed for his shoulder.