Dec 4, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) prepares to play the Denver Broncos at the Metrodome. The Broncos win 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Kyle Rudolph, Chris Cook Both Miss Practice After Concussion Tests


The Vikings have come through their two preseason games relatively clean from an injury standpoint. Letroy Guion was the only casualty in game one, suffering a PCL injury that should not sideline him for very much longer. In game two, the only significant injury stories were Kyle Rudolph and Chris Cook who were both pulled from the game and given concussion tests after taking shots to the head area.

The Vikings say Rudolph and Cook have both come through their concussion tests looking good, but they were held out of practice on Sunday nonetheless and may continue to sit out this week for precautionary reasons. As this point there’s no reason to be concerned about either man missing the start of the season.

Both players’ injuries looked potentially serious when they happened. Rudolph took a shot after a reception and stayed seated on the field for a short time looking dazed, and there was a report from the TV broadcast that he had suffered a cut behind the ear. Cook’s situation happened while stripping a ball away from a receiver. He got tangled with the receiver and appeared to possibly take a hit from one of his own teammates coming into the play. Cook took a knee on the field, appearing to favor his arm as though he had suffered a stinger. He was able to jog off under his own power.

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