Vikings running back Latavius Murray said he’s not behind schedule in his return from right ankle surgery, and could, if necessary, have himself ready for the regular season without participating in training camp.
“Most definitely,” Murray said after today’s morning walk-through. “At the end of the day, football is football. I think for me it’s just making sure physically I’m OK. The mental part of it, it’s a game I’ve been playing all my life.”
Moments later, his coach, Mike Zimmer, disagreed with Murray’s view on the importance of training camp.
“Well,” Zimmer said, “he is a smart guy. But he needs to get out there” on the practice field.
Murray is losing reps to Dalvin Cook, who was drafted with the team's top pick. It's expected to be a committee, but Murray missed OTAs, minicamp and has spent the first week of training camp on teh PUP list. Murray said there is no timetable for his return at this point.