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Vikings hope to be healthy by training camp


MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are hoping they're getting all of their injuries and rehabilitation out of the way now.

Pro Bowl linebacker Chad Greenway underwent microscopic knee surgery on Wednesday to "clean up" some damage and undrafted rookie linebacker Nathan Williams had surgery to repair an ankle injury, Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday at the team's annual golf tournament supporting the Vikings' Children's Fund at Rush Creek Golf Course.

Frazier said he expects each player who's been dealing with injuries or rehab to be ready — with the lone exception possibly being receiver Greg Childs — by the time Minnesota opens training camp on July 26 in Mankato, Minn.

"I'm not sure about Greg Childs," Frazier said. "We're still wondering and not sure about where he will be at. But I can't think of anybody right now we're overly concerned about. We still got to see a little bit more progress out of John Sullivan. He's making progress, but we want to continue to see that. Other than that, we should pretty much be ready to go with everybody."

Greenway and Williams should both be ready to compete when training camp begins and will have more than a month to rehab their respective injuries. Cornerback Jacob Lacey had surgery for a dislocated thumb last week and is expected back before training camp, as well.

The Vikings have one more day of organized team activities this week and then the mandatory three-day minicamp next week to conclude the offseason program.

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