Shot in the calf after Friday night’s preseason opener, Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph emerged with only minor injuries. While the timetable for his return to the field isn’t definite, he vows to be back soon.
“I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns over the past 24 hours,” Joseph said in a statement released by the Vikings. “I am extremely thankful that this was a minor injury for me. As the team has communicated, this was an unfortunate situation where I, along with several others, was an innocent bystander to a senseless act. My thoughts are with all of the victims at this time. I am looking forward to getting back onto the field with my teammates in the near future.”
Joseph signed with the Vikings in free agency. He is projected to be a starter on the defensive line.