Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has maintained all throughout Training Camp that he’s “100% recovered” from the ACL tear he suffered last October at U.S. Bank Stadium. If the reports online this evening are accurate, he’s finally going to get an opportunity to show everyone else.
NFL.com is reporting that Cook will make his preseason debut on Friday night at U.S. Bank Stadium when the Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in the All-Important Third Preseason Game™.
Cook tore his ACL in Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season in a 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. He was putting together a pretty outstanding rookie season before the injury occurred, and has worked incredibly hard (from all reports) to get back onto the field this preseason. The team sat him down for the first two preseason games, but it certainly sounds like he’s going to be on the field tomorrow.
I’m not sure how many touches Cook is going to get when the Vikings take the field on Friday night, as the team is certainly going to want him ready to go for the first week of the regular season. Still, it will probably be good for him to get out there with his teammates again and maybe get hit a couple of times before the games start to count.
If you needed another reason to look forward to Friday night’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium, it appears that the Vikings have just given you one.