If you’re a Florida State fan who hasn’t yet viewed the footage of Dalvin Cook getting hurt on Sunday, you really don’t need to. I don’t say that regarding any squeamishness you may have when it comes to injury, but because you’ve basically seen it before.
Cook, breaking into the open field, and then pulling up and grabbing for his leg. But while that was Cook’s reaction on several occasions to a nagging hamstring tweak at FSU, his Sunday non-contact collapse in Minnesota was to a much more serious knee injury.
First, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported that early suggestions indicated Cook’s injury may be an ACL tear, which would require surgery and mean the end of Cook’s rookie season. Those speculations were confirmed on Monday.
The Vikings’ second-round pick earlier in 2017, Cook has been a revelation for Minnesota, quickly establishing himself as one of the league’s top running backs.