MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was injured by a stray bullet Friday at a nightclub in Minneapolis, the team announced.
A statement from the team called Joseph "an innocent bystander" in the incident, which took place at 400 SoundBar after a preseason game.
"Linval suffered a minor injury during the shooting when a stray bullet struck his calf," the statement said. "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," the statement continued.