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Update: Linval Joseph Not Expected To Miss More Than A “Couple Of Weeks”

Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Linval Joseph isn’t expected to miss more than a handful of weeks.

  • Craig adds that Joseph will head back to Mankato on Saturday.

We’ll have more regarding Joseph as the news is available.


The Vikings announced that NT Linval Joseph was among the victims of a random shooting that occurred Friday night at a nightclub.

  • According to the report, Joseph suffered just a minor injury to his calf.

The Vikings commented on the matter in a statement:

“Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis. Linval suffered a minor injury during the shooting when a stray bullet struck his calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. He is expected to return to his coaches and teammates this week.”

“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.”


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