Dalvin Cook Injury Update
Dalvin Cook has a dislocated shoulder. Whether he’ll be ready to play in Week 4 remains to be seen. However, his injury has been a familiar one for Cook. He suffered a dislocated shoulder last season in the Vikings’ Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He also suffered an A/C joint sprain in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Dalvin Cook Dislocated his shoulder
Dalvin Cook has not practiced since Week 12 after dislocating his shoulder. The injury is not a serious one, but he is expected to miss several weeks. The Vikings expect Cook to play this Thursday night in London despite wearing a shoulder brace. The wide receiver was able to rush for 17 carries for 96 yards before the injury. The team is hopeful that Cook will return next Sunday against the Saints.
Cook, who is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, has a history of shoulder injuries. He has previously suffered a torn labrum and dislocated his shoulder. He will most likely wear a harness to help keep it in place during the game against the Saints.
Dalvin Cook will Wear a Harness
Dalvin Cook is no longer on the Minnesota Vikings’ injury report, but he is expected to wear a harness this Sunday. The running back has been dealing with a shoulder injury for some time, and his dislocated shoulder is the latest setback. The team is optimistic that Cook will be able to play through the injury in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. It’s not clear what Cook’s exact diagnosis is, but he has played through similar injuries before. However, the injury could limit Cook’s workload.
Vikings head coach Kevin Stefanski said Dalvin Cook would be day-to-day prior to Wednesday’s practice, adding that the team would “figure it out” by the time the Steelers and Saints play Sunday. Last season, Cook played through a subluxed left shoulder, and he missed one game because of it. However, he is expected to be back in the lineup this year, with the Vikings hoping that the harness will help him play through the injury and return to the field as soon as possible.
Dalvin Cook will Play in Week 4
Dalvin Cook has a shoulder injury and is questionable for Week 4 against the Saints. The injury to Cook is not serious, but it could cause him to miss the entire game. Fortunately, the Vikings have a reliable backup in Alexander Mattison. While Cook would prefer to be healthy, the shoulder injury is something he’s already been dealing with for several months.
The Vikings listed Cook as a full participant during practice Thursday, and he is expected to play Sunday against the Saints. Cook has played through shoulder injuries in the past, but it’s worth keeping an eye on his injury. If he plays through the injury, the Vikings’ running game could suffer. Otherwise, fantasy managers should be aware of Cook’s limitations and have a backup plan for RB1 duty.
Adam Smith’s status for the Cowboys game
The Cowboys have a new injury worry. In addition to Adam Smith, Dalvin Cook is also out with a shoulder injury. Despite the lack of details, sources with Pro Football Talk have told ESPN that Cook will be available for next Sunday’s game. Cook is expected to play with a brace, just like he did last season.
It’s too early to say whether Dalvin Cook will miss the Cowboys’ Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings and Titans both run a zone-blocking offense, so the Vikings will likely stick with that strategy. If Cook misses time, Mattison is expected to start at running back.
Taylor Swift’s status for the Cowboys game
Swift has a shoulder injury, and the Lions are calling it a sprain. The injury is likely to involve the acromioclavicular joint, which can be painful and in some cases require surgery. Fortunately for Swift, this injury is not as severe as Cook’s, but he will have to sit out the game for one or two weeks. During that time, he will likely be protected with hard plastic molds and foam.
Taylor Swift has missed practice this week, but he is on the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Titans. His injury wasn’t a major one, as he rarely missed practice in college and high school. He was officially listed as DNP on Wednesday but returned to practice on Thursday. As a result, his status for Sunday’s game hasn’t changed. If Cook isn’t available, Mattison is an option for fantasy managers. He has started six games while Cook has been out and averages 23.3 touches, 115.5 yards, and 20.1 fantasy points per game.