UPDATE: Cook is now inactive for today’s game, as apparently his hamstring issue flared up during warmups and the team did not feel comfortable putting him out there.
Original story follows:
It appears we’ve got some good news and some bad news concerning Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook.
This was just tweeted out by Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
The plan, as of now, is for Dalvin Cook to play on Sunday. Vikings will have him on a pitch count of 20-25 plays, assuming he goes.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) October 14, 2018
Goessling reports that, for now, the plan for Cook is to have him play approximately 20-25 plays, but he will be available for the Vikings when they take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Cook has missed two of the last three games for the Vikings, sitting out of the Week 3 loss to the Buffalo Bills and the Week 5 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. He did suit up for the Week 4 loss against the Los Angeles Rams, and in that game carried the ball 10 times for 20 yards. He wound up playing a total of 18 snaps in that game, and did not take the field at all in the second half.
So, if you’re hoping for a big game for Dalvin Cook on Sunday against Arizona, hopefully he can meet your expectations in a limited amount of time.