Kluwe: 'Amputation ... off the table'

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is still nursing a sore hamstring, but he tells the Star Tribune that "amputation" is off the table for now. He says he should be ready to go Sunday against Arizona, but if he regresses the Vikings will likely have to sign a punter Friday.
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Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is still nursing a sore hamstring, but he tells the Star Tribune that "amputation" is off the table for now. He says he should be ready to go Sunday against Arizona, but if he regresses the Vikings will likely have to sign a punter Friday.

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