(NEW YORK) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Linval Joseph was struck in the calf by a stray bullet fired in a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning.
Joseph’s injury was minor and he was treated at a local hospital and released.
“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 said in a statement. “The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation.”
Joseph signed a five-year, $31.25 million deal with the team in March and isn’t expected to miss more than two weeks, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.
Police are still searching for the shooter, who injured nine people in the nightclub, according to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN