Dalvin Cook Injuries
Dalvin Cook was limited in practice Tuesday, sitting out the first part of the session after suffering a hand injury. Although the injury appears minor, it will be worth monitoring during training camp. In the new offense, Cook could see more action as a wide receiver. If that is the case, the injury is unlikely to hamper Cook’s TD production.
MRI revealed dislocated shoulder
Dalvin Cook’s left shoulder has dislocated, requiring surgery to realign it. The injury is not season-ending, but Cook will most likely miss a few games. Cook already has a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. The injury will keep him out of the next two games. The first of those games will be against the Lions in Week 14 and the other will be against the Steelers on Thursday Night Football in Week 15.
MRI revealed torn labrum
Dalvin Cook underwent an MRI on his left shoulder Monday. The MRI revealed a torn labrum, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The injury is not considered to be season-ending, so the Vikings are hopeful Cook can recover in time to play in the playoffs. The MRI did not reveal any other injuries, and the Vikings plan to get Cook back as soon as possible. Cook is likely to miss at least two games, including Sunday’s game against the 49ers. But he could return as early as Dec. 20 against the Chicago Bears, if he is healthy enough.
Cook has a history of wearing a shoulder harness
Dalvin Cook is expected to play against the Steelers on Thursday night, and he is expected to wear a shoulder harness. He has used a shoulder harness on two previous occasions. In October of 2017, Cook wore a shoulder harness in an NFL game against the Saints. In that game, Cook recorded 130 yards on 31 carries.
Cook has missed three games this season
Vikings receiver Dalvin Cook will likely miss at least three games this season due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Cook suffered the injury during Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. The Vikings are debating whether to place Cook on injured reserve, which would keep him out for a minimum of three games.
Cook’s fantasy value
Despite an injury, Dalvin Cook continues to be one of the most talented running backs in the NFL. The rookie had 17 games of 100 or more rushing yards, and he’s a dangerous threat to take over a game. During his rookie season, Cook tore his ACL. He missed all of his second season, and missed four games last season. This season, he’s expected to play just 14 games and finish with over 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Chandler’s fantasy value
After the Dalvin Cook injury, how much of a value does Chandler hold in fantasy football? He’s an option for fantasy owners, but he needs to improve his receiving game to be a serious fantasy contributor. He has just 72 receptions in the past three seasons. Still, he is young and can grow into a legitimate passing threat. Chandler is set to turn 24 in May and will be only 28 by the end of his first contract.