Egan, Minnesota – Minnesota Vikings are retreating Dolphin Cook He will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions due to the death of his father, according to a source in the league.
Cook returned home in Miami on Tuesday to be with his siblings and will miss daily Vikings’ COVID-19 tests, making him unavailable for the end of the season, according to the source.
Cook’s father, James, was 46 years old. The Vikings offered their condolences to Cook in a tweet Wednesday but did not announce the Pro Bowler status twice on Sunday.
The entire Vikings organization thinks about Dolphin and his family after the death of Dolphin’s father, James Cook.
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Cook leads the NFL in total melee yards (1,918) and melee yards per game (137) and has scored 17 touchdowns this season. It ranks second in the league in a yard dash with 1,557, behind the Tennessee Titans superstar Derek Henry (1,777).
Joined the cook Adrian Peterson Robert Smith is the only player in Vikings history to push 1,500 yards in one season.
During his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer refused to say whether he had made a decision to rest the beginners at Week 17. Minnesota was knocked out of the post-season feud with a Christmas Day loss to New Orleans Saints.