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Chris Cook injury: Vikings cornerback could return on Sunday

Minnesota's Chris Cook could return this week after missing the past six games.

Jamie Squire

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook broke his arm in late October, but he could return to the field on Sunday in Houston.

Cook was placed on injured reserve after suffering the injury, but was designated for return. With the designation, Cook had to miss six weeks before being eligible to return to practice. This is the first week he is eligible to return to the active roster. While Cook has been practicing, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will wait until later in the week to make a decision on whether or not he will be activated.

"We'll have to see how he does as the week goes on, but our goal is to try to get him up if he shows that he's ready," Frazier said, according to ESPN 1500. "We'll make that determination later in the week."

Frazier said the main factor on whether or not Cook is activated will be how his conditioning improves throughout the week. If he does return, he is not guaranteed a starting role. A.J. Jefferson has started in the place of Cook and could remain the starter.

Cook started the first eight games this season, racking up 31 tackles and five pass deflections.

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