MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When the Vikings take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday to the roar of fans for the first time in nearly two years, they’ll be without one of their best players.
The Vikings have officially announced Dalvin Cook is inactive for the team’s Sunday afternoon game against the Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier it was “unlikely” running back Dalvin Cook suits up against the Seattle Seahawks.
As the week progressed, there was a less confident tone that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook would play Sunday vs. Seattle due to his sprained ankle, per source. Cook didn’t practice all week, it’s early in season, and going into pre-game warmups it was considered “unlikely” he plays.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 26, 2021
Backup Alexander Mattison is likely to be the starter with Cook out.
Cook has 192 yards and one touchdown in two games so far this year.
The Vikings have lost their last seven games against the Seahawks. Their last win over Seattle came in 2009. The team is off to an 0-2 start this season, losing two heartbreakers to the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.
Sunday’s game is the first with fans at U.S. Bank Stadium since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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