Vikings rule out RB Dalvin Cook, list RB Alexander Mattison as questionable vs. Packers

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

GREEN BAY -- Vikings Pro Bowl RB Dalvin Cook has been ruled out of Monday night's game with the Packers due to a chest injury.

That's the most significant news on the final injury report released Saturday after both teams finished their final practices for the week.

Cook left last week's Minnesota victory over the Chargers with the injury, did not return, and did not practice all week. He has 1,135 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs this season, along with 519 receiving yards on 53 receptions.

Cook's top backup, rookie RB Alexander Mattison, is listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. Mattison was injured two weeks ago in the Vikings' win over Detroit, missed last week's game, and returned to practice for the first time Saturday on a limited basis.

The Green Bay Packers practiced inside the Don Hutson Center on Saturday, Dec. 21, in preparation for their Week 16 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

If Mattison also cannot play, Minnesota's top running back would be second-year pro Mike Boone, who rushed for two TDs last week in Los Angeles. Boone has 21 carries for 97 yards on the season, with 13 attempts for 56 yards coming last week.

For the Packers, the only player ruled out is backup offensive lineman Yosh Nijman, who was added to the injury report on Friday due to elbow and triceps injuries. DL Dean Lowry is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, though Lowry was upgraded to a full participant in practice on Saturday after being limited earlier in the week.

Everyone else on the injury report for both teams has been removed and is expected to be available.

Green Bay Packers

Table inside Article
Player, Pos. INJURY THUR FRI SAT STATUS
Bryan Bulaga, T NIR (veteran rest) LP LP FP -
Jimmy Graham, TE Wrist/Groin LP LP LP -
Kevin King, CB Shoulder FP FP FP -
Marcedes Lewis, TE NIR (veteran rest) LP DNP LP -
Alex Light, T/G Illness DNP FP FP -
Dean Lowry, DL Ankle LP LP FP Questionable
Blake Martinez, LB Hand/Calf LP LP FP -
Yosh Nijman, T Elbow/Triceps - LP DNP Out
Tramon Williams, CB NIR (veteran rest) LP LP FP -

Minnesota Vikings

Table inside Article
Player, Pos. INJURY THUR FRI SAT STATUS
Dalvin Cook, RB Chest DNP DNP DNP Out
Linval Joseph, DT Knee FP FP FP -
Jayron Kearse, S Toe FP FP FP -
Alexander Mattison, RB Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Xavier Rhodes, CB Ankle FP FP FP -
Shamar Stephen, DT Knee FP FP FP -

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