Minnesota Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook suffered a non-contact knee injury during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Any time you see a player go down without contact, there is immediate fear of structural damage. So when the rookie running back went down, Vikings fans were rightfully concerned.
There seemed to be some positive signs after Cook made his way to the sideline and walked to the locker room under his own power.
However, the team still fears the worst.
According to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, the fear is that Cook suffered a torn ACL.
An MRI on Monday will confirm the extent of the damage.
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said MIN is concerned that RB Dalvin Cook suffered an ACL injury. He’ll get an MRI, but potentially season-ending
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 1, 2017
Here is the play where Cook was injured:
Dalvin Cook's injury did not look good at all pic.twitter.com/xCqYNW7PhB
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) October 1, 2017
Cook was selected in the second-round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Florida State and was leading the team in rushing with 288 yards and two touchdowns on the season. He was off to a strong start, so hopefully the injury is not as severe as it appears or is feared so he can return to the field this season.