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Latavius Murray Undergoes Ankle Surgery

The running back is expected to be ready for Training Camp.

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It’s a pretty good thing that the Minnesota Vikings won’t be taking the field for a while, because one of their new toys is going to have to spend some time on the shelf.

Running back Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year deal with the Vikings just days ago, underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday. The reports are that the team knew about the need for Murray’s surgery when they signed him, so this wasn’t unexpected.

As the Vikings move on from the Adrian Peterson era, Murray is expected to share the load with Jerick McKinnon and whoever the Vikings select in the 2017 NFL Draft in the Minnesota backfield. The expectation is that Murray will be completely healed and ready to go by the time Training Camp starts in late July.

So, if you saw this news come across your social media somewhere, it doesn’t appear that it’s anything major to worry about. . .the newest member of the purple and gold will be hitting the field in Mankato with the rest of his teammates as expected.