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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Vikings Injury Update: Linval Joseph suffers injury in shooting

By on 8/10/2014 11:00:00 AM

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph suffered a minor gunshot wound during an incident at a bar, reports.

Joseph was at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis when a stray bullet struck him in the calf. The 25-year-old was treated at a nearby hospital and is expected to rejoin the Vikings later this week.

The Vikings released a statement through their website expressing sympathy for the other victims of the shooting. Eight other people were shot in the incident.

"The entire Vikings organization is extremely thankful that Linval was not seriously hurt, and our thoughts are with all of the victims of this shooting. The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation."

Kelly Smith of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that there were other Vikings players in the bar, but none of them, including Joseph, had any interaction with the shooter.

Joseph signed a five-year, $31.5 million contract with the Vikings this past March after four seasons with the New York Giants.

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