Chris Cook back to practice, on track to return for Vikings
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 6, 2012
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook returned to practice Thursday, putting him on track to return for the Vikings Dec. 23 game against the Texans. That means Cook’s first possible action would come in Week 16 in Houston, which is the Vikings’ current target date for his return. The following day, Cook was placed on injured reserve with designation to return, a new label that was implemented this season. Cook was placed on IR/designated for return, and today was the first day he was eligible to practice, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com. The Vikings are still on the fringes of the playoff hunt at 6-6, but getting him back would provide a bit of a boost. With the designation to return which a club can only use on one player per season players are not eligible to play in a game until eight weeks after being placed on I.R.