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Vikes Get Good News On Williams, Bad News On Felton

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 6:38 am

On Monday, the Vikings got both good and bad news.

The Vikings announced that defensive tackle Kevin Williams suffered no ligament damage from Sunday night’s low hit from 49ers backup guard Joe Looney.

Coach Leslie Frasier said that Williams suffered a hyperextension injury to his right knee. An MRI exam on Monday revealed a significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain. Frasier said Williams was “fortunate in that there was no injury to any of his ligaments.”

There was no word about a time frame for his return, but it seems likely that he’ll be available for week one.

The Vikes did get some bad news on Monday though as Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton was suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Felton will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Monday, September 23 following the team’s September 22 game against the Cleveland Browns.

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