Vikings Rookie Greg Childs Tears Patellar Tendons In Both Knees

Vikings rookie wide receiver Greg Childs will miss the 2012 season after tearing both patellar tendons on Saturday.

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Vikings Waive Greg Childs After Injury

Many draft experts felt like the Minnesota Vikings got a steal when they drafted Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs in the fourth round the 2012 NFL Draft. Childs and the Vikings got some bad news on Saturday; however, when Childs tore patellar tendons in both of his knees, effectively ending his 2012 rookie season and putting his overall career in jeopardy.

The Vikings waived Greg Childs as injured on Monday, and he will revert to injured reserve if he clears NFL waivers. Teams have 24 hours to put in a waiver claim if they're so inclined, but typically teams don't go down that road and follow an unwritten rule of not claiming waived/injured players.

To replace Childs on the roster, the Vikings have re-signed South Florida rookie wide receiver A.J. Love

Childs is expected to have surgery later in the week.

For more on the Vikings, visit Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota.

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Greg Childs Injury: Knee Injury Puts Vikings Rookie Out For The Season

The Minnesota Vikings confirmed that rookie wide receiver Greg Childs tore his patellar tendons in both knees on Saturday. He will miss the entire 2012 season as a result.

Childs will undergo surgery on both knees in the week ahead. The news comes as a blow to the Vikings, who were counting on the promising young player out of Arkansas to contribute this season, especially while Jerome Simpson serves his three-game suspension to start the season.

The seriousness of Childs' injury is hard to understate. He tore his patellar tendon during his junior season at the University of Arkansas. He did play in 2011, struggling on the field as he slowly got back to 100 percent.

For more on the Vikings, visit Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota.

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Vikings Rookie Greg Childs Carted Off With Apparent Knee Injury

Vikings rookie wide receiver Greg Childs was carted off the field Saturday after suffering an apparent knee injury.

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