According to the league source, due to the death of his father, Sunday’s game against the Lions of Delav will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
According to the source, Cook returned to his home in Miami on Tuesday with his siblings and will miss the Vikings’ daily COVID-19 tests, making him unavailable for the season finale.
Cook’s father James was 46 years old. The Vikings expressed their condolences to Cook in a tweet on Wednesday, but did not announce the status of a two-time Pro Bowler for Sunday.
The entire Vikings organization is thinking of Dalwin and his family after the death of Dalwin’s father, James Cook.
– Minnesota Vikings (@ Vikings) 30 December 2020
Cook led the NFL in scrimmage (1,918) and scrimmage yards per game (137) in total yards and scored 17 touchdowns this season. He is second in the league in rushing yards behind Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry (1,777) at 1,557.
Cook included Adrian Peterson and Robert Smith for 1,500 yards rushing in a single season in Vikings history.
During his weekly Wednesday news conference, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer declined to say whether he decided to rest in Week 17 after the Minnesota New Orleans Saints were eliminated from postseason controversy in the Christmas Day loss. have taken.