The Vikings play on Sunday in Detroit, and return home for a Thursday game against the Steelers four days later. Given the timing of Dalvin Cook's injury, he could miss both games before the Vikings travel to Chicago for a Monday night game on Dec. 20.
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Reports have been all over the place today, but the Star Tribune speculates Cook could miss the next two games because of the timing of a short week in Week 14. The story says Cook dislocated his left shoulder on a third-quarter fumble during Sunday's loss to the 49ers and that Cook tore the labrum in his left shoulder, as first reported by NFL Network. We also reported today that HC Mike Zimmer said Cook doesn't have a labrum tear and is day-to-day. "That's what they're telling me," Zimmer said as far as the day-to-day status. While the team isn't saying much, those who cover the Vikings seem to be on the same page also appear to agree Cook is going to miss some time.