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.
Update:— Minnesota Vikings (@VikingsFootball) August 5, 2012
#Vikings rookie WR Greg Childs suffered a torn patellar tendon on his right and left knees last night.(1/2)
Childs is expected to have them surgically repaired within the next few days. (2/2)— Minnesota Vikings (@VikingsFootball) August 5, 2012
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.