EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Just days after Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was talking about the growth shown by young cornerback Chris Cook this season, Cook's season is likely over.
Cook broke his right arm during Thursday night's 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Frazier said Cook will miss seven to eight weeks. Frazier said the team would put him on injured reserve with the right to recall him later in the season, but with the season halfway over, Cook's only chances of returning would be if Minnesota (5-3) made the playoffs.
"He's going to have surgery, so I'll know for sure once they go in, but they're estimating about seven to eight weeks," Frazier said, adding the playoffs would be Cook's only chance at a return. "That would be the only way. We've only got eight weeks left."
Cook, the team's first pick in the 2010 draft at No. 34 overall, suffered the broken arm while trying to tackle Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin on the third play of the second half, divin...