Vikings DT Linval Joseph Hit By Stray Bullet In Nightclub, Treated At Hospital And Released

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    Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was struck in his calf by a stray bullet fired in a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning, the team said in a statement.

    The Vikings said Joseph was an innocent bystander at the time of the incident, which occurred inside 400 Soundbar just before closing time. The team described Joseph's injury as minor and that he was treated at a hospital and released Saturday.

    Joseph, who was with other Vikings players, will rejoin the team on Sunday and isn't expected to miss more than two weeks, a source told ESPN.

    According to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, the gunman injured nine people.

    "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 said in a statement. "The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation."

    Two people with serious injuries were in stable condition Saturday and expected to survive, police spokesman Scott Seroka said. He didn't know the exact condition of the other seven but described most as having minor injuries.

    Source: ESPN