Vikings DT Linval Joseph Back In Camp After Being Hit By A Stray Bullet In The Calf

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    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who was hit in the calf by a stray bullet during a nightclub shooting in Minneapolis early Saturday morning, returned to Vikings training camp on Sunday and is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
    Joseph was near the back of 400 Soundbar in Minneapolis with teammates several hours after the Vikings' first preseason game when a shooter opened fire, wounding a total of nine people. Police called the shooting gang-related, saying the shooter was targeting one of the victims.

    In a statement on Sunday, the Vikings said Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting, and was released from the hospital on Saturday.

    On Sunday, coach Mike Zimmer said Joseph was walking around without crutches.

    "He's pretty good, really, for the most part," Zimmer said. "He was in the meeting this morning and paying attention to what corrections he needs to make when he was playing. He's a fairly quiet guy anyway so I'm sure it shook him up like it shook all of us up. He's a very high-character, high-quality young man."

    Source: ESPN