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Dalvin Cook says he’ll ‘definitely’ be ready for Week 14 in spite of shoulder injury

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook injured his shoulder in Week 13, but his coach does not think it’s serious. We break down the fantasy football implications heading into Week 14 for Cook and Alexander Mattison.

Running back Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the defense oat CenturyLink Field on December 02, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

UPDATE: Cook said he’ll “definitely” be ready for Week 14 vs. the Lions, according to Adam Schefter. Cook said, “At the end of the year, there’s some bumps and bruises, but I’ll be alright.”

The Minnesota Vikings lost a tough one in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, but may have dodged a bullet in the injury department. Running back Dalvin Cook injured his shoulder in the third quarter and did not return to the game. After the game, head coach Mike Zimmer told the media the injury was not serious, according to beat writer Chris Tomasson.

Cook left the game with 29 rushing yards, a touchdown, and three receptions for 35 yards. Alexander Mattison replaced him and finished the day with 22 rushing yards and four receptions for 51 yards.

Cook likely will get an MRI on Tuesday when the Vikings return to Minnesota. At that point we’ll get a better handle on if “not serious” means not serious for Week 14, or not serious for getting back in a week or two.

If Cook does miss any time, Mattison is the player to add off your fantasy football waiver wire. He would likely be the most popular addition.