Updated 3 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 26
Vikings CB Chris Cook suffered a broken arm in Thursday night’s loss to the Buccaneers. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the starter will be out for an extended period of time.
The team announced on Friday afternoon that Cook has been placed on the new injured reserve, which means he can return to practice in six weeks and games in eight weeks.
Cook has started all eight games this season and has 31 tackles, one sack and five passes defensed. Last season, he played in six games with three starts and had 20 tackles and four passes defensed. A second-round pick in 2010, Cook was arrested last October after an altercation with his girlfriend and was suspended for 10 games by the team. He was acquitted in March.
Cook has started opposite veteran Antoine Winfield. A.J. Jefferson likely would replace him as the boundary corner.