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The Vikings announced on Wednesday that newly-signed running back Latavius Murray underwent ankle surgery.
The surgery, performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, was said to be successful in a team statement.
“We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16,” the team said in a statement. “Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp.”
Murray has over four months to recover before camp opens in late July.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the issue was bone spurs and all the teams Murray visited (the Vikings, Seahawks and Jaguars,) were able to examine him thoroughly.
Given that, Minnesota's level of concern about his availability to hit the field Week 1 was clearly low.
As always, anything that might drive a player's price down is an opportunity for fantasy owners to leverage the value creates in such cases.
It'll be worth watching Murray's average draft position as the season draws nearer.
Murray scored a career-high 12 touchdowns last year with the Oakland Raiders and rushed for 788 yards in 14 games.