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Dalvin Cook Injury: RB Poised to Play Without Limitations in London

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Dalvin Cook injury update ahead of Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints in London.
Dalvin Cook injury update ahead of Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints in London. / Associated Press
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Running back Dalvin Cook was elevated to a full participant in practice on Thursday as he fights to play against the Saints after suffering a left shoulder dislocation in Week 3.

The Pro Football Docs expect the Cook to play in Week 4 with a stabilizing shoulder harness and without limitations and he carries an 87 SIC score

The Vikings' lead back has suffered from chronic dislocations and torn labrums in each shoulder – most recently last November – and therefore is mostly protected from new damage. 

Cook's full practice on Thursday is a strong indication that Kevin O'Connell and the medical staff aren't concerned about his shoulder, according to the Docs.

The 27-year-old has rushed 43 times for 203 and one touchdown and caught seven passes for 37 yards, and had a season-high 96 rushing yards before leaving last weekend. 

The Saints have allowed 418 yards, the seventh-most in the NFL this season, but have only allowed seven receptions for 32 yards to opposing running backs. 

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