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Week 6 Injury Report: Dalvin Cook, 3 Teammates Ruled Out for Vikings-Falcons

EAGAN, Minn. — Running back Dalvin Cook (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game between the Vikings and Falcons on Sunday.

Cook, the NFL's leading rusher in yards (489) and touchdowns (seven), suffered the injury in the third quarter at Seattle on Sunday Night Football. He returned for one play against the Seahawks but was unable to finish the game and was replaced by Alexander Mattison, who turned in career highs of 20 carries and 112 yards.

Mattison is likely to start in Cook's place while the Pro Bowler rests and recovers a week before Minnesota's Week 7 bye.

In addition to Cook, cornerback Kris Boyd (hamstring), return specialist K.J. Osborn (hamstring) and guard Dru Samia (wrist) have been ruled out.

Cornerback Holton Hill (foot) is listed as doubtful.

The other players who appeared on the Vikings injury report — DT Jaleel Johnson (back), C Garrett Bradbury (finger/knee) and FB C.J. Ham (shoulder) did not receive a designation for the game, meaning they are likely to be available when Minnesota (1-4) hosts Atlanta (0-5).

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VIKINGS Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Dalvin Cook RB Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
K.J. Osborn WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Holton Hill CB Foot DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jaleel Johnson DT Back DNP LP FP -
Kris Boyd CB Hamstring LP DNP DNP Out
Garrett Bradbury C Finger/Knee LP FP FP -
C.J. Ham FB Shoulder LP FP FP -
Dru Samia G Wrist - DNP DNP Out

Friday's Falcons Injury Report: Atlanta ruled out defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin) and safety Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion).

The Falcons also listed defensive end John Cominsky (illness) as questionable.

All other players on the report this week, including Pro Bowlers Julio Jones (hamstring) and Grady Jarrett (back), did not receive a designation and are expected to be available. Jones was limited Friday after not practicing Wednesday or Thursday. Jarrett was limited all week, as were safety Keanu Neal, linebacker Foye Oluokun and defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr.

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FALCONS Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Julio Jones WR Hamstring DNP DNP LP -
Jaylinn Hawkins S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Deadrin Senat DT Not Injury Related DNP DNP DNP -
Keanu Neal S Hamstring LP LP LP -
Foye Oluokun LB Knee LP LP LP -
Dante Fowler DE Ankle LP LP LP -
Hayden Hurst TE Back LP LP LP -
Russell Gage WR Shoulder LP LP LP -
Grady Jarrett DT Back LP LP LP -
Takk McKinley DE Groin LP LP DNP Out
Ricardo Allen S Elbow FP FP FP -
Alex Mack C Not Injury Related - DNP - -
John Cominsky DE Illness - - DNP Questionable

The Falcons did not practice Thursday. The Thursday practice report is an estimation.

View photos of the Vikings during practice as they prepare to take on the Falcons at TCO Performance Center on Oct. 15.

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed