Mistral Raymond injury likely to keep Vikings safety out 3 weeks

Minnesota Vikings safety Mistral Raymond is expected to be out for roughly three weeks after doctors determined that his injured right ankle won't require surgery, as Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN writes. Raymond partially dislocated his ankle while tackling San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore in Sunday's 24-13 win.

As Pelissero notes, that timetable would have Raymond schedule to return by Oct. 25, when the team plays host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. The Vikings will surely miss Raymond this week, though, as they try to stifle Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions' passing offense.

Raymond has been relatively quiet early in the season, recording five tackles and one defended pass over the first three games. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 draft, he put up 22 tackles, three defended passes, one fumble recovery and one interception in 10 games as a rookie last year.

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