Mike Zimmer was set up for the awful news on Dalvin Cook, and after he got it, the Vikings mentor started looking forward. What now?
“I think the greatest thing was Dalvin had fantastic enormous play capacity in many ways,” Zimmer stated, through quotes appropriated by the group. “We will need to keep on looking for more approaches to actualize some huge plays in the offense, presumably.”
The Vikings have free-specialist pickup Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon. Murray played 19 snaps and had seven conveys for 21 yards Sunday, while McKinnon played 10 snaps and had two conveys for no yards.
Murray, who had 1,000-yard season for the Raiders in 2015, likely conveys the greater part of the heap. He had offseason lower leg surgery, and Zimmer questioned Murray’s remark after the amusement that his lower leg isn’t 100 percent.
“I think you misinterpreted what he stated, on the grounds that I conversed with him about it and he said that nobody is truly 100 percent,” Zimmer said. “Whenever you have surgery on something, you’re never going to be 100 percent. Yet, he said he’s prepared to go, and we are prepared to have him go.”
The Vikings will consider marking another running back, Zimmer said. They have Bronson Hill on the training squad, and fullback C.J. Ham likewise can play full back.
Cook will have surgery on his torn ACL once the swelling goes down, Zimmer stated, and will end his promising new kid on the block season on harmed save.
“He’s an incredible child,” Zimmer said. “Greatly inspired with everything he’s done, to this point. It’s, clearly, a horrible thing for him and for us. We’ll advance and go ahead from that point. He’s an incredible specialist and I have almost certainly that he’ll return from this.”