The Minnesota Vikings, unfortunately, had to finish their game against the Lions on Sunday without the help of running back Dalvin Cook.
Trailing by 10 points to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings handed the ball off to running back Dalvin Cook on a 1st-and-10 play from the Lions’ 48-yard line.
After having a bunch of success against Detroit all day long (more than 90 rushing yards), Cook fumbled the ball on this play, and the Lions were able to recover. To add insult to injury, Minnesota’s top running back left the field with an injury.
Injury spoils a great day by Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook vs. the Detroit Lions
It was a great sign for Minnesota’s top running back, especially after he had quite the underwhelming performance in the team’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. But with Cook leaving Sunday’s game early, his status for Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints is definitely up in the air.
If Cook can’t go next week, Mattison will likely start in the offensive backfield for the Vikings when they take on the Saints in London. This is something we will definitely have to keep an eye on during the next few days.