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Updated: February 1st, 2013 7:57pm
Vikings' Jared Allen has shoulder surgery, should be ready for camp

Vikings' Jared Allen has shoulder surgery, should be ready for camp

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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Chris Kluwe wasn't the only Minnesota Vikings player who underwent surgery on Thursday.

Two NFL sources said Pro Bowl end Jared Allen had the torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired. He is expected to be ready for training camp, sources said.

It wasn't immediately clear when Allen would be fully cleared. He usually doesn't participate in any voluntary workouts anyway, rejoining his teammates for the mandatory minicamp in June.

Allen, 30, played the entire season with the injury, which he said was diagnosed to have it repaired before camp. He told reporters earlier this month it would be the first surgery of his nine-year NFL career. He delayed the procedure to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

The Vikings seem likely to approach Allen about restructuring his contract in the offseason. He has one year remaining, with a base salary of $14,280,612 and a team-high cap number of more than $17 million.

Kluwe, the Vikings' veteran punter, had loose cartilage cleaned out of his left knee. He said in a text message his recovery time should only be a couple of weeks.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Jared Allen, Chris Kluwe
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