Vikings rookie Chris Cook tears left meniscus, won’t play

By sara.marsh


[picappgallerysingle id=”9859374″]The Minnesota Vikings drafted Chris Cook as a cornerback because he’s a wild man, but I doubt they wanted him so wild that he’d tear both meniscuses within the first five games of the season and not be able to play.

However, that’s what Cook has done, according to the Star Tribune. Cook tore his left meniscus just one game into his return after sitting out because he tore his right meniscus. So now, Cook will sit out on Monday night when the Vikings play the New York Jets.


Cook has been an unmistakable presence when he’s actually been on the field for the Vikings. Cook played left corner when five defensive backs were deployed in week three’s game against the Lions. In order for the Vikings defense to play at full strength, they need cornerback Cook.

On Monday, it seems as though veteran Lito Sheppard will take Cook’s place. Ironically, Sheppard played with the Jets last season. At least he ought to know what to expect from the Jets on Monday night.

So, Randy Moss is in (hurrah!) and Chris Cook is out (boo) for the Monday night game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets. At least Cook doesn’t have another meniscus to rip – we should be good to go after this one heals.

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