Linval Joseph downplays injury after being shot

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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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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