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Vikings notebook: Farwell on the mend

The disappointment in Heath Farwell's voice was apparent, but he celebrated one milestone already in his short comeback from knee surgery. See what Farwell had to say about his progress and get other notes and quotes as the Vikings zero in on their primetime opener.

While his teammates prepared diligently for the regular-season opener – a game full of hype surrounding Aaron Rodgers' first NFL start and the end of the Brett Favre era in Green Bay – linebacker Heath Farwell was celebrating his own milestone last week. Thursday was his first day without crutches. "It's been 16 days since surgery, so I've still got six to nine months. But I got off my crutches...

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