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Linval Joseph downplays injury after being shot

Vikings defensive tackle shot in calf Aaron Wilson

Print This August 10, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph downplayed the calf injury he suffered when he was shot at Minnesota nightclub.

Joseph suffered a minor injury, according to the Vikings, and has been released from the hospital.

"I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns over the past 24 hours," Joseph said in a statement. "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."

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