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Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

Created: 08/26/2014 9:30 PM KAALtv.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is on track to play in the season opener, less than a month after he was shot in the leg.

Joseph spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since a stray bullet during an Aug. 9 nightclub disturbance struck him in the left calf. Joseph has been wearing a protective sleeve over the muscle and working out on the side, but he said he'll be ready to practice at full speed next week. The Vikings play Sept. 7 at St. Louis.

The final exhibition game is Thursday at Tennessee, but Joseph will be held out of that.

The 25-year-old Joseph signed with Vikings this season as a free agent.

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This is a July 27, 2014, file photo showing Minnesota Vikings NFL football player Linval Joseph during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File


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