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Linval Joseph shot, suffers 'minor' injury

Former Giant Linval Joseph was apparently shot on Friday night, but 'not seriously hurt.'

Linval Joseph
Linval Joseph
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Former New York Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot Friday night following the team's preseason game vs. the Oakland Raiders.

Here is a statement from the Vikings:

Following last night's preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis. Linval suffered a minor injury during the shooting when a stray bullet struck his calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. He is expected to return to his coaches and teammates this week.

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 will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation.

Thankfully, it seems Joseph will be OK.