Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook has been so good this season that he made you forget that the Vikings went out and signed running back Latavius Murray from Oakland in the offseason—signing him to a three-year, $15-million dollar deal.
And now it seems they’ll be tapping into that investment after Cook was lost for the season this Sunday with a torn ACL.
Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis, signaling the switch to Murray as the primary ball carrier. Cook will have reconstructive surgery once the swelling subsides. Some additional cartilage damage was discovered, Zimmer said, but no additional ligaments were injured beyond the ACL.
It’s another tough loss for the Vikes, who have also been without starting QB Sam Bradford. He has now missed three straight games because of a sore left knee after a stellar opening week.
Cook was having a great rookie season as well, averaging 4.8-yards a carry and scoring a pair of TD’s.
Now the team that started with Bradford and Cook will rely on Keenum and Murray.
Unless one of them got hurt while I was talking.
Seems like a Viking is getting hurt every other day.
Source: ABC News