Sheds injury designation

Mattison (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Dalvin Cook (ankle) also has been cleared, so Mattison likely will be relegated to a backup role. Mattison has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in both spot starts when Cook has sat out this season. Given Mattison's effectiveness and Cook's fragile health, Minnesota may opt to give Mattison a more significant share of the workload than he previously had been receiving with both running backs healthy.

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Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

In line to miss two games

Cook (shoulder) is expected to sit out the Vikings' next two games with the aim to return Monday, Dec. 20 at Chicago, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

Day-to-day, per Zimmer

Coach Mike Zimmer indicated Monday that Cook is viewed as "day-to-day" with a shoulder injury, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports. "We'll just see how Dalvin is doing," Zimmer noted of the running back's Week 13 status. "It will be day-to-day and see where it goes."

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

Tears labrum, season not over

Cook suffered a torn labrum and dislocation of his left shoulder during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, but the injury isn't expected to be season-ending, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

May have torn labrum

Cook was already playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder and may now have a similar injury to his left shoulder, pending the results of an MRI on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Finds end zone in loss

Mattison carried the ball seven times for 21 yards and a touchdown and caught two of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the 49ers.