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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to have standout running back Dalvin Cook available for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Cook, who is suffering with a sprained ankle, has little faith that he will be ready to play in pre-game warmups. The 26-year-old has been labelled as doubtful after not practising all week.
Despite the fact that the team has labelled him as doubtful, it appears like he will be kept on the shelf to avoid additional damage. On Saturday, the Vikings promoted fellow running back Ameer Abdullah from the practise squad, further implying that Cook will miss this game.
With Cook set to miss time, the Vikings will start Alexander Mattison in the backfield. Mattison’s last start came in Week 17 of the season, when he ran for 95 yards and a score on 21 attempts. In addition, he caught all three of his targets for a total of 50 yards and another touchdown. He’ll be able to compensate for Cook’s departure if he can perform in a comparable manner.
The Seahawks have allowed an average of 162.5 running yards per game through two weeks, which is the second-worst in the NFL.