EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Chris Cook was more than frustrated when he left the field on Oct. 25 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering an arm injury that he thought might wipe out another season.
Cook, two seasons since being the Minnesota Vikings' top pick in the 2010 draft, had already been through plenty, his first two seasons cut short by first injuries and then a legal issue. He wasn't prepared to have another season ended prematurely.
"I was very emotional when it happened, yelling and screaming, cursing," Cook said Wednesday, sitting at his locker with his right forearm free of any cast or brace. "After the surgery and after coming back in here the next couple of days and being around my teammates, it helped me feel better about the situation and knowing that I could come back by the end of the year with this injury it definitely helps a lot."
Cook, who has been out of his cast for about two weeks after breaking the radius bone in his right...