Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph (98) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (73) and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (24) get ready for the Oakland Raiders to play at TCF Bank Stadium. Vikings win 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Linval Joseph Releases Statement On Shooting

Vikings’ DT Linval Joseph has released a statement about the Friday night shooting at a Minneapolis nightclub that left him with minor injuries.

I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns over the past 24 hours. 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.

Police are still seeking suspects in the shooting which left two people seriously hurt and several others with minor injuries. The Star-Tribune reports that several of Joseph’s Viking teammates were with him at the club but none of them had their names released as they weren’t injured in the incident and were not interviewed by police.

Joseph’s injury, described as a flesh wound, is not expected to keep him out of action for more than a couple of weeks. He should be good to go for the season opener on Sept. 7.

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