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Injured Players Looking For Return To Practice

Fred Smoot

The Vikings took a patient approach with injured starters over the last two weeks in hopes that they would be able to return to the practice field this week in preparation for the games that count.

Injuries often are the fuel for the most intriguing stories of training camp. The Vikings are a classic example again this year. Center Matt Birk's saga lasted all of training camp and the result was the Pro Bowler gets placed on injured reserve and he needs more surgery. Tight end Jim Kleinsasser and tackle Mike Rosenthal haven't been injured so far, but all eyes have been on both offensive...

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