Latavius Murray has ankle surgery days after signing with Vikings

BY Nunzio Ingrassia • March 22, 2017

Six days after signing a three-year, $15 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, running back Latavius Murray had successful surgery on his ankle. The Vikings said in a statement Wednesday that they knew Murray needed the procedure before they signed him, and they expect him to be ready for training camp.

“We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16,” the team said. “Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp.”

Murray, who spent his first three years in the league with the Raiders, had a career-high 12 touchdowns in 14 games last season. He will fill the Vikings' void in the backfield left by Adrian Peterson, who is currently on the free-agent market.

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