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Minnesota Vikings Will Play RB Dalvin Cook Despite Ankle Sprain

Not only did the Vikings lose to the Cardinals in last Sunday’s game, but their defensive end J.J. Watt took out Dalvin Cook in a late game tackle that resulted in a “light sprain” that had him sitting out of practice this week. Yet despite his injury, the team still plans on using him this Sunday when they face off against the Seattle Seahawks.

It’s a risky move for Minnesota, but considering that Cook ranks fourth in rushing (192 yards), carries (42) and touches (25) among all running backs through two weeks, and that the team desperately needs to turn around their losing streak after facing back-to-back losses on the road at Cincinnati and Arizona, they’re willing to roll the dice on him.

“You know, at this stage, it’s time to get some wins,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “Dalvin’s a tough guy. If he can’t play, there’s a reason why he’s not playing. But he makes us go, so we’re going to continue to play him.”

Cook has been working with the conditioning coach to get ready for the upcoming game, and if he feels good enough to play, then that’s what he’s going to do. And he’s optimistic about their next three weeks, stating “We’re home for three straight games. We could go on a tear for three straight weeks.”

Personally, I think the Vikings are ready to turn things around, and if you feel the same way, you can make the main bet for today and put your money where your mouth is. Sunday can’t get here soon enough, this game should be a real nail biter!


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