Chris Cook made a big impression in his first start as an NFL corner Saturday night vs. the Seahawks. Unfortunately, Cook had to leave the game prematurely after suffering a knee injury.
Afterward, the rookie tried to downplay the severity of the injury. Now we all know the truth: Cook has a torn meniscus which will keep him out of next Thursday’s season opener against the Saints.
Veteran Lito Sheppard is expected to start in Cook’s place. The Vikings are now thin at corner with this injury and last week’s trade of Benny Sapp, so look for them to possibly pick someone up on waivers. With cuts being made all over the NFL, a halfway decent corner may become available.