Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will play tonight vs. the Steelers with a shoulder harness, just as he did vs. the Saints in a January 2020 wild-card game, when he had 31 touches for 130 yards and two touchdowns. With the harness, expectations are that Cook maintains his regular workload.
– Adam Schefter December 9, 2021
When Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook needed to be carted off of the field at Levi’s Stadium near the end of the team’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers, most fans…myself included…just assumed that he was going to miss at least a couple of games, given that the Vikings had a short turn-around to play on Thursday Night Football coming.
Well, Cook did miss the Vikings’ loss in Detroit last week and, if the reports are to be believed, that’s going to be it.
If Cook is active tonight, I think there’s going to be much more of a timeshare with Alexander Mattison than there ordinarily might be if Cook was 100%, but we’ll have to see how the Vikings play this.