EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter was scheduled to have minor surgery Monday to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.
Before minicamp opened Friday, Carter underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on his ankle, having complained of soreness while training recently in Florida.
Although coach Dennis Green advised Carter not to participate in minicamp, the veteran receiver said Saturday he felt compelled to do so because of the circumstances, including the new starting status of quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
''I needed to be out there,'' Carter said.
When he woke up Saturday morning, Carter said, he was extremely sore.
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