While we know that center Pat Elflein won’t be on the field when the Minnesota Vikings resume their Organized Team Activities this week, another member of the purple will be getting on the field for the first time in a long time.
Among other notes in there: Zimmer told me Dalvin Cook (ACL) is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Thinks he'll get work in OTAs, but will be limited until training camp. "We're excited about where he's at." #Vikings— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 21, 2018
Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™ is reporting that Dalvin Cook will be getting some work when the Vikings get back on the field at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on Tuesday. Head coach Mike Zimmer did stress that while Cook will get some work, he’s going to remain “limited” until the start of Training Camp in late July.
Cook was on pace for a monster rookie season in 2017, but tore his ACL early in the second half of the Vikings’ Week 4 loss to the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. If there’s ever a fortunate time for an injury like that. . .and you never want such an injury, obviously. . .but it would be early on in the season so that you can rehab and be ready to go for the upcoming season. Since Cook has been unable to do anything football-related since early October, he’s gotten a decent amount of rehab time, and that’s why Zimmer notes that Cook is ahead of schedule.
The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of exciting young players, but perhaps none of them are more exciting than Dalvin Cook, and it will be nice to see him back here soon.