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Vikings Give Encouraging Update on Dalvin Cook After Monday Night Football Injury

Dalvin Cook
Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks | Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has emerged as one of the best backs in the league this season, as he has helped power the Minnesota Vikings offense. The entire state of Minnesota nearly passed out when they saw Cook lying on the field and later witnessed him exit their 37-30 Monday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

According to head coach Mike Zimmer, however, Cook's shoulder injury that prevented him from returning to action late isn't that serious.

Cook set the tone early in this game when he put the Vikings up 7-0 with a touchdown run on Minnesota's first drive of the game. Unfortunately, Cook's night would come to a close much earlier than expected, and rookie backup Alexander Mattison filled in for the rest of the evening.

Vikings fans, and fantasy football GMs who coasted into the playoffs on the back of Cook's standout season, can rest easy knowing that No. 33 should be ready to go and won't miss much time, if any.