It’s currently unclear where Dalvin Cook will play next season, as rumors are the Minnesota Vikings may opt to trade the superstar running back.
Even so, amid the news and rumors continuously swirling around the league, Cook received an uplifting update regarding his shoulder injury.
According to Tom Pelissero, the Vikings running back received a post-surgery checkup on his shoulder. Additionally, Pelissero reveals that Cook put off the initial surgery the last two seasons. But “is now 100% stable and stronger.”
#Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was recently in Minnesota for a post-surgery checkup on his shoulder and is said to be making excellent progress, per sources. Cook played the last three seasons while protecting the injured shoulder, which is now 100% stable and stronger. pic.twitter.com/2c4Z5VPrdW
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 3, 2023
Overall, this is great news for Cook. Injuries have sometimes prevented him from reaching his max potential in the past.
Overcoming a shoulder injury is huge for his future outlook. Especially considering running backs take plenty of hits on the shoulders.
Regardless, it’s still unclear whether or not he’ll be playing for the Vikings next season.
With that said plenty of fans believe this update could be Minnesota’s way of garnering trade interest in Dalvin Cook. Meanwhile, others hope it means he’s healthy enough to help the Vikings.
Boosting that trade value
— CycloneWarning (@CycloneWarning7) April 3, 2023
This guy wants Dalvin Cook to stay with the Vikings.
Bro we want to keep him not lose him. Keep this a secret
— Kolin with a K (@Big_Kol) April 3, 2023
Would you play with an injured shoulder for $2 million? I think most people would.
Yeah, he didn’t wanna do the surgeries and was stubborn. Now it was beneficial for him to do it because he has an injury clause so if we cut him he gets $2 million.
— sportssportssports (@nsportsguru) April 3, 2023
Looks like some Dolphins fans want the Vikings’ star running back on their team.
He’s coming home #FinsUp 🐬 pic.twitter.com/427jcRrrND
— ZB 🇭🇹 (@TB864) April 3, 2023
Plenty of fans think Minnesota or Cook’s agent leaked this report.
“please trade for him” -Vikings
— Jeff (@jamfan40) April 3, 2023
For now, Dalvin Cook remains with the Minnesota Vikings. Perhaps the NFL Draft will provide more clarity about what’s in store for the star running back.
That’s when big trades tend to happen. So, keep an eye on this situation, as teams in need of a running back could call up Minnesota at the end of April.