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Newly signed Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray has surgery

Latavius Murray, the Minnesota Vikings’ replacement for Adrian Peterson had surgery, the team announced Wednesday.

New Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had ankle surgery, the team announced on Wednesday.

In a statement issued by the team, they say they were aware of the “required surgery” before they signed Murray to a three-year, $15 million contract last week.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., and Murray is expected to “fully recover and be available for training camp,” according to the team. NFL Network reported that the surgery was to remove bone spurs, and a source said the need for a “clean up” in the ankle was confirmed on Murray’s visit before he agreed to terms of his new contract. He is expected to be ready for the season.

However, if Murray isn’t available for organized team activities and minicamp in May and June, it could slow his acclimation to a new offense and working in concert with a rebuilt offensive line when it comes to the timing of his runs and picking up blitzes in pass protection. Still, having the surgery shortly after his signing rather than waiting any longer is a wise move to him ready for training camp in late July.

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