The Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 28-24 in what was a massive clunker for the purple and gold. It didn’t end up mattering how the Vikings played for the first 50 minutes because the last 10 were excellent for the Vikings.
They came back from a 10 point deficit and they did so without starting running back Dalvin Cook who injured his left shoulder for what feels like the 10th time in a Vikings uniform.
After the game, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Cook would be playing in London this upcoming Sunday morning and would be wearing a shoulder brace.
Per source on Dalvin Cook, current expectation is he will wear a brace and play on Sunday vs. Saints in London.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 25, 2022
This is contrary to what head coach Kevin O’Connell said at his postgame press conference where he said that Cook told him that he will play on Sunday. O’Connell spoke a slightly different tone where he said they would do “what’s best” for Cook.
Dalvin Cook (shoulder) told O'Connell that he's going to play next Sunday in London. O'Connell: "We'll run some tests and should have some time to hopefully get him turned over. … We'll do what's best for Dalvin and make sure [medical staffers] make those decisions."
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) September 25, 2022
Playing Cook so early could prove to be a mistake depending on the severity of the injury itself. We will be keeping tabs on this situation throughout the week on the Vikings Wire.