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'Thankful' Joseph Rejoins Vikings After Shooting

Updated: 08/10/2014 4:54 PM
Created: 08/10/2014 4:49 PM WDIO.com

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has rejoined the Minnesota Vikings after being shot in the leg at a bar, and he is expected to recover in time for the start of the regular season.

Joseph took part in meetings Sunday morning, but he probably will be held out of practice for the next week or two.

General manager Rick Spielman says an examination by the team's medical staff of the wound around Joseph's calf revealed no cause for concern. Spielman says "there was no wrong done by Linval" after an exhibition game Friday night when a man opened fire at a downtown night club and injured nine people, including Joseph.

In a statement distributed by the Vikings, Joseph says he's "extremely thankful" the injury was minor.

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