The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out starting running back Dalvin Cook for Sunday’s Week 6 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
Cook suffered a groin injury against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6 after catching a pass and limped out of bounds. He did not return to the game out of precaution and did not practice this week.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the 25-year-old avoided a major injury after having an MRI Monday.
Cook leads the NFL with 489 rushing yards and seven touchdowns through six games. Minnesota has a bye week after Sunday’s game so the team is taking a cautious approach with Cook and will start Alexander Mattison Sunday.
The former second pick from the 2017 NFL Draft signed a five-year, $63 million contract extension with the Vikings before the 2020 season.