It's the news we kind of all expected to come down the chute today, and now it's confirmed.
According the Vikings HC Mike Zimmer rookie running back Dalvin Cook has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.
"I expect him to come back and be the same that he was," Zimmer said.
Coach also referenced the fact that he mentioned to Cook the success that Adrian Peterson had after coming back from surgery with a repaired ACL.
Cook suffered the injury on a non-contact play during the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Lions. Planting his left knee to make a cut, the knee gave out and Cook went crumbling to the ground.
Going forward for the Vikings it will be Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon in the backfield pending future moves. Though Latavius Murray also disclosed that his ankle is still not 100% healthy after offseason surgery.