Vikings Lose Star Running Back in Third Quarter Against Lions

The Minnesota Vikings experienced a pair of tragedies on a single play in the third quarter of their closely contested divisional matchup against the Detroit Lions. Shortly following a lost fumble upon running into his own offensive lineman, running back Dalvin Cook left the game with a shoulder injury. The Vikings quickly declared him out.
Cook immediately hobbled to his team's medical tent following the fumble in visible pain. The quick, definitive rule out by the Vikings indicates the injury may be serious. The Vikings play the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears in the coming weeks.
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Cook has been a star for the Vikings since they drafted him 41st overall in 2017. A Pro Bowler in each of his previous three seasons, he had compiled 6463 yards from scrimmage and 42 total touchdowns across his 57 appearances before this afternoon. In his absence, the Vikings came back from down 24-14 to take a shocking 28-24 win over the Lions.
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