The Vikings got bad news on Tuesday when head coach Brad Childress confirmed that CB Cedric Griffin was lost for the season because of a “significant” knee injury. But Childress also delivered some good news regarding another CB on the roster.
Rookie Chris Cook, who impressed during training camp and the preseason, is working his way back from a 2nd knee injury as well and Childress indicated he was progressing to the point where he might be able to play this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
“He was out here moving around this morning and certainly he is feeling more comfortable right now than he was at this point from his procedure on the other side,” Childress explained. “It just remains to be seen. He’ll get out there and practice this week and we’ll just see how he comes back tomorrow from today’s movement, how he practices this week and there’s a chance he makes it to this weekend.”
Cook suffered a knee injury at the end of the preseason that kept him out of action, but he made it back to the field for Week 3′s game against Detroit. But then he injured the other knee against Detroit and has been rehabbing ever since, a process that kept him out of Monday’s game against the Jets.
Having Cook back in the lineup would be a nice boost for a Vikings secondary that will face a talented WR corps this weekend that includes Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Roy Williams along with TE Jason Witten. Cook is a bigger body than Antoine Winfield, so he could be used to muscle up with Roy Williams or Dez Bryant.
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