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.