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This is not what you want to see. Greg Childs is an incredibly talented player who caught 48 passes for 897 yards and 7 touchdowns as a sophomore at Arkansas in 2009 and 46 catches for 659 yards and 6 touchdowns in just 8 games in 2010, before tearing his right patellar tendon. Childs struggled mightily in 2011, seeing limited action as he attempted to work his way back from that injury, catching just 21 passes for 240 yards and not scoring.
However, he worked his way back during the offseason before the draft, putting on strong individual workouts both on private visits and at his Pro Day. He ran a 4.48 40 at 6-3 219, showing off his immense athleticism and upside and convinced the receiver needy Vikings to take a chance on him in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, still at least a 2 round drop from where he would have been if fully healthy.
The Vikings looked like they had a steal with him as he dominated in offseason workouts with the team and had himself in position to begin t...
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Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Greg Childs made an impression during a recent practice in training camp as he caught an underthrown pass by wrapping his arms around a defender and trapping the ball against his defender's back.
The ball was underthrown by quarterback Joe Webb, but Childs came back for the ball and managed to trap it on defensive back Brandon Burton...
MANKATO, Minn. Since Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Greg Childs was diagnosed with torn patellar tendons in both knees, his long-term prognosis and whether he would play for Minnesota again has become a viable question.
Childs recovered from a torn patellar tendon while in college to be drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of April's draft and there was no doubt in...
The Minnesota Vikings are hoping wide receiver Greg Childs can recover fully from his freak injury, a ruptured patella tendon in both of his knees that ended his rookie season before it began.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Childs was having surgery Monday. The fourth-round draft pick from Arkansas was hurt Saturday at the end of a scrimmage, when he tried to jump for a pass. The Vikings...
An ugly scene begins to roll into Mankato, Minnesota Saturday night as the Minnesota Vikings finish their training camp run through. In a freak accident that occurs near the end of the scrimmage, rookie wide receiver Greg Childs leaps astonishingly into the air to bring in a remarkable catch, only to land in an awkward position which causes him to tear the patellar tendons in both...
Two days after Greg Childs tore the patellar tendon in both knees, the Vikings placed him on the waived-injured list, likely setting him up for injured reserve.
The ramifications of Greg Childs’ injury could run deep … for Childs, for other Vikings receivers and for the team overall. Receivers coach George Stewart knows about Childs’ injury from personal experience.
Rookie receiver Greg Childs appeared to suffer a knee injury on the second-to-last play of the Vikings’ night practice Saturday.
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Radio, it looks like Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs has suffered serious injuries to his knees and he’s likely done for the season. We’re still awaiting the final results of his MRI.
Greg Childs’ MRI is not complete but two sources say it’s a significant injury to both knees and he’s almost surely done for the season...
The Vikings have a number of options for split end behind Jerome Simpson after the Greg Childs injury. Leslie Frazier and Stephen Burton both talked about the expectations and adaptations so far. Plus, when will Peterson begin practicing, what’s the latest on Geoff Schwartz, and other training camp notes from the start of the week.