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The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that newly-signed running back Latavius Murray underwent successful ankle surgery.
According to the release sent out by the team, the Vikings were aware that Murray's ankle would require surgery before they signed him and opted to sign him anyway.
Murray should be ready by the time training camp begins and shouldn't miss any preseason or regular season games because of the surgery.
In his first two seasons in the NFL, Murray remained mostly healthy but dealt with a foot injury and a nagging ankle injury last season that he managed to play through.
One would think that given Murray's recent stretch of ankle injuries, the Vikings would look to add a running back in the draft to provide insurance for both Murray and Jerick McKinnon.
The complete release from the Vikings is below.
Eden Prairie, MN (March 22, 2017) – Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp.