Former FSU football running back Dalvin Cook has been on fire since the opening of the 2020 season. However, it looks like he avoided a major scare Sunday night.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was a Pro Bowler in 2019 and threatened to hold out for a new contract in the offseason.
He and the Vikings eventually came to terms with a new five-year 63 million dollar contract last month.
It looks like the contract was well worth it, with Cook showing he’s one of the best running backs in the league through five games.
Despite that, the Vikings are 1-4 and were in danger of losing Cook due to injury after he pulled up lame after a reception.
He ran out of bounds without getting tackled and knelt, favoring his inner thigh/groin area. He left the game as questionable and tried to return, but the Viking scheduled an MRI for Monday afternoon. It looks like Cook should be OK moving forward according to the tweet below:
#Vikings RB Dalvin Cook avoided a major injury Sunday night, when he left the loss to Seattle after tweaking his groin. “He’s good,” source said.
Minnesota may exercise caution, with 0-5 Atlanta up next before the bye, then a divisional game Nov. 1 at Green Bay.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 12, 2020
FSU fans know all about Cook playing less than 100 percent due to leg injuries. Cook has rushed for 489 yards on 92 carries and scored seven touchdowns on the season. He’s scored a touchdown in every game this year while nabbing 11 receptions for 90 yards.
He’s on pace to best his career year from 2019, in which accumulated those stats in only 14 games. If he only misses the game against Atlanta, it looks like he could blow last season out of the water.
The only problem is the Vikings were a playoff team last season and looks like they have a ton of work to do if they plan to replicate that effort this season.
However, without Dalvin Cook, those odds go down to nearly zero, but the winless Atlanta Falcons may be a team they can beat without his services.