Vikings starting C John Sullivan has been dealing with a calf injury since the early part of training camp and it looked like he was battling back to solid playing shape through the 1st couple games of the 2010 regular season. But Cook didn’t even make it a couple of plays into Sunday’s game against the Lions before he re-aggravated that calf injury.
On the Vikings 1st offensive play against Detroit, Sullivan was injured and came out of the game. He was unable to return, meaning veteran Ryan Cook assumed the position because backup C Jon Cooper was inactive. Cook played C in college and was selected in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft but has been unable to develop into a regular starter.
He still isn’t a regular starter for the Vikings, but he looked the part on Sunday.
“He really did a great job,” Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said on Monday. “You didn’t see any downturn on anything.”
Childress did point out that Cook had 2 penalties called against him, but ultimately the head coach said “you didn’t see any physical shortcomings by him at all in there in terms of playing the offensive line.”
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