How Concerned Should We Be About Dalvin Cook’s Status For Sunday?

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Dalvin Cook was injured during last week’s heartbreaking loss vs the Arizona Cardinals. But after returning later in the game and talking with media earlier this week, it was all-systems-go for Cook and the Vikings offense.

This post has been updated below.

But then, Dalvin didn’t practice with his teammates on Wednesday or Thursday. So… now what?

Dalvin Cook may not be practicing but signs still CAUTIOUSLY point to him playing on Sunday. Both Cook and Mike Zimmer said as much in their press conferences this week. If there’s one player and one position that doesn’t need to practice to play, it’s Cook.

“At this stage, it’s time to get some wins. Dalvin’s a tough guy. If he can’t play, then there’s a reason why he’s not playing, but he makes us go, so we’re going to continue to play him.”

Mike Zimmer (Wednesday)

Still, we’re just one bad report away from this entire scenario swinging the other way. Who knows how the Minnesota Vikings would go about beating the Seattle Seahawks without their prized offensive weapon. The final injury report will come out around 12:30 PM on Friday. Let’s hope Cooks isn’t on it.

Everyone else practiced

On the bright side, everyone else practiced for the Vikings. That includes Christian Darrisaw, Anthony Barr, Bashaud Breeland and any others who have previously sat out.

UPDATE (9/24 | 12:55 PM)

Dalvin Cook has officially been listed as “questionable” for Sunday and sat out of practice for the third-straight day. This wasn’t the update we were hoping for BUT it could have been worse (“doubtful” or “out”).

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan