Vikings RB Cook Progressing Well After ACL Surgery Last October

June 05, 2018 05:30 PM

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook participated in team drills on Tuesday. Cook suffered an ACL tear last season against the Detroit Lions in early October that ended his rookie season. He's back and working hard with his team in preparation for the 2018 season.

"The more reps you get the more comfortable you get being out there with the guys. This was a milestone this week by being back out there, so I'm happy just to be back out there and getting this done," said Cook.


Cook's return to team drills Tuesday marks a big step in his recovery after initially working only in individual drills during the first two weeks of OTAs. Cook believes he'll be ready to contribute when training camp starts up in July. Cook likes his chances to return to the starting lineup for the 2018 season. If that materializes, Latavius Murray will be Cook's back-up.

"I'm still that same guy. I just need to pick up where I left off at. I'm just going back out there and playing football. The motivation is still there, and my talent is still here, I'm just a little older that's all," Cooks added.

Cook, 22, has high hopes for his second season.

***To see an extended interview with Dalvin Cook, CLICK PLAY ABOVE***


Jeff Brioschi

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