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Updated: June 12th, 2013 2:07pm
Chad Greenway, fellow linebacker Nathan Williams 'fine' after scopes

Chad Greenway, fellow linebacker Nathan Williams 'fine' after scopes

by Tom Pelissero
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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Chad Greenway's arthroscopic knee surgery "went fine" on Wednesday morning, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said, reiterating the strongside linebacker should be ready when training camp begins in late July.

The same goes for undrafted rookie linebacker Nathan Williams, who had a previously unannounced scope on one of his ankles that has given him trouble since his days at Ohio State and sidelined him the past two weeks at OTAs.

"Just wanted to go back in, same thing (as Greenway's), just kind of clean it up," Frazier said before teeing off at the team's annual golf tournament benefitting the Vikings Children's Fund.

"(Williams) had some ankle problems in college. This was a chance for us to go in and clean that up and do a scope on his ankle and it sounds like everything went fine."

The Vikings wrap voluntary organized team activity practices on Thursday. Greenway and Williams will miss next week's mandatory minicamp, which begins on Tuesday. The Vikings have eight other linebackers on the roster, meaning double reps for some backups.

Receiver Greg Childs (knees) is the only player whose status for training camp remains up in the air, Frazier said, though he noted the Vikings still want to see more progress from starting center John Sullivan, who underwent microfracture knee surgery in January.

"I just want to see (Sullivan) continue to gain confidence and not be worried about the surgery, but just move on," Frazier said. "And he's making progress. From everything that (head athletic trainer) Eric Sugarman tells me, he's on target. He's moving in the right direction.

"We've got enough time for him to continue to improve and hopefully, when we get started he'll be able to go full-go right away. But he'll continue his rehab through the rest of this summer."

• The tournament teed off more than an hour late because of rain that soaked the course in the morning. Since 1978, the Vikings Children's Fund has raised more than $10 million, including more than $5 million supporting research at the University of Minnesota's Department of Pediatrics.

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