May 4, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs (85) watches another player as part of a drill at rookie camp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Greg Childs Injury: Vikings Rookie Placed On Injured Reserve

Rookie wide receiver Greg Childs suffered a pair of brutal knee injuries at the Vikings' training camp over the weekend, and was placed on the team's injured list after a successful surgery.

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Greg Childs Injury: Vikings Rookie WR Clears Waivers, Placed On Injured Reserve

After tearing both of his patellar tendons in an awful injury at Vikings training camp over the weekend, rookie wide receiver Greg Childs officially cleared waivers on Tuesday and was promptly placed on Minnesota's injured/reserve list:

A fourth-round pick selected out of Arkansas in the spring, Childs now figures to see a significant amount of rehab time after being left with not one, but two gimpy knees. Though head coach Lezlie Frazier told 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero that doctors confirmed that Childs did not suffer a more serious or lasting injury aside from the two torn tendons (which are bad enough on their own), it's clear that this is quite a significant blow for a team that hoped the young receiver could emerge as a difference-maker in the passing game.

Worse yet, the fact that Childs also tore his right patellar tendon during his junior campaign with the Razorbacks is now something that looms larger than ever, regardless of the coincidence. There have been a number of NFL players over the years who have seemingly suffered random, yet identical injuries that have forced them out of the league, and Childs is not exactly starting his NFL tenure on the proper path. Hopefully for the Vikings though, Childs will be able to clear the rather tricky mental hurdle first and foremost, and will thus have all the confidence in the world to prove this injury was a fluke when he finally gets back on the field.

For more on Childs' knee injuries, be sure to stay with this StoryStream. For more Vikings coverage from training camp, be sure to head over to this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's Vikings blog, Daily Norseman.

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Greg Childs Injury: Rookie Receiver 'Distraught' About Injuries

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that rookie wide receiver Greg Childs was "distraught" about his dual knee injuries, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Childs tore both of his patellar tendons, which are located in the knee, during a Saturday scrimmage at Vikings training camp. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft out of Arkansas.

From the Star Tribune:

Childs had his surgeries Monday. According to Frazier, Childs vowed to work just as hard to return this time as he did after tearing his right patellar tendon as a junior at Arkansas. Childs returned for his senior season, although the injury slowed his productivity.

"He was distraught, as you would expect," Frazier said of his conversation with Childs. "It's hard. But he really had a frame of mind ... where he really feels he's going to be able to bounce back from this. That was his attitude and the words that he shared with me. 'Coach, I'll be back. I'll do just like I did before. ... I'll be back to help the Vikings.'"

The Star Tribune compared Childs' injuries to those of Wendell Davis, who infamously blew out both of his knees in 1993.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, go to Daily Norseman. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Greg Childs Injury: Vikings WR Placed On Waivers, Team Re-Signs A.J. Love

The Minnesota Vikings suffered a tough loss when rookie fourth-round draft pick Greg Childs went down with dual knee injuries. Childs tore the patellar tendon in both of his knees on Saturday while going up for a pass in the corner of the end zone. It's a season-ending injury, and particularly debilitating for Childs, given that he suffered a torn patellar tendon in his junior season in college as well.

Unfortunately, repeat injuries in this situation is not terribly uncommon, and this is a bad setback at the start of his career. The Vikings set things in motion to get Childs played on injured reserve on Monday, by placing him on injury waivers, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities.

Injury waivers are a necessary first step to placing a player on injured reserve. It gives another team a chance to pick up the player and carry him on the roster until he's healthy, but it's unlikely to happen at this point, given that the injury is definitely season-ending, and there would be little-to-no chance of Childs coming back even in the playoffs.

To replace the young wide receiver, the Vikings have re-signed A.J. Love, another rookie wide receiver, who was recently waived for roster space. Childs is expected to have surgery this week, according to the report.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, go to Daily Norseman. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Greg Childs Injury: Vikings WR Tears Both Patellar Tendons During Camp

Greg Childs, the Minnesota Vikings' fourth-round pick out of Arkansas in this year's draft, was carted off during Saturday's controlled scrimmage with a knee injury, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Now, we get this news Sunday morning:

Childs injured the knees Saturday while going up for a pass in the corner of the end zone and stayed down while trainers tended to him, according to the Star-Tribune.

A torn patellar tendon limited Childs to eight games his junior season, and he never looked back to full strength during a senior season in which the talented receiver caught just 21 passes and no touchdowns.

The 6-foot-3, 217-pound receiver had looked good thus far in training camp, the Star-Tribune reports, and was expected to earn a spot among the Vikings top corps of wideouts.

It's disappointing news for both sides--for the receiver to fall to the fourth round in this year's draft because of injury concerns, only to tear the patella tendon in both knees, and for the Vikings, who felt they found great value getting Childs that late in the draft.

Head over to the Daily Norseman or stick with this StoryStream for more Vikings training camp news and injury updates, and be sure to check out SBNation's dedicated NFL hub.

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