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Dalvin Cook Gives Update on Shoulder Injury Ahead of Week 4

Isaiah De Los Santos
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook gave an update on his shoulder injury on Wednesday.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook gave an update on his shoulder injury on Wednesday. / (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Minnesota Vikings head into Week 4 with a major question in the backfield after Dalvin Cook suffered a shoulder injury against the Detroit Lions. Though the star RB has shown confidence he won't need to miss any time, a lot can change over the course of the week.

On Wednesday, Cook spoke with reporters and offered an update on his shoulder after going down this past Sunday.

Cook said it's a "day-to-day thing" and "come Sunday, we'll figure it out." The Pro Bowler is just focused on getting his body right after sustaining a left shoulder dislocation, so he's not committing to anything at the moment.

It's relatively good news the star running back isn't ruling himself out in advance of Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. There seems to be a real possibility he does suit up, but his recovery needs to stay on track for that to have any chance of happening.

Minnesota very well could decide to sit Cook for their London clash given Alexander Mattison's status as one of the league's very best backups. He's rushed for over 400 yards in each of his first three seasons and has filled in admirably whenever Cook has missed time. In four starts last year, Mattison averaged 89.0 rushing yards while scoring 3 total touchdowns.

Thankfully the Saints are banged up as well, so the Vikings could get by without Cook. His status will be a major story to watch leading up to kickoff.

NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook currently project Minnesota as a 3-point favorite ahead of this international clash.

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