Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook left his team's 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night with an injury that coach Leslie Frazier on Friday said was a broken arm. Frazier said immediately after the game that Cook had suffered a broken wrist.
Cook, who suffered the injury to his right arm making a tackle in the second quarter Thursday, was placed on injured reserve but designed to return. The Bucs immediately capitalized on his injury, scoring a touchdown on the next play.
"He's distraught," Frazier said Friday, adding that Cook will be out seven to eight weeks and will undergo surgery.
Cook, a third-year pro, had started all seven games for the Vikings this season and entered Thursday with one sack and five passes defensed to go with 22 tackles.