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Wed, 01 May 2013 10:56:57 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knees) said there is no timetable for his return but is making progress in his recovery from two patellar tendon tears. He has been able to do some cutting, jumping and sprinting at this point but is not close to 100 percent yet. He said he will not rush back and is not sure if he will be ready for the start of training camp.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:06:44 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are proceeding with the understanding that WR Greg Childs (knees) may not be able to play a meaningful snap in the NFL because of the torn patellar tendons he suffered before the season.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:10:23 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knee) is making his way back from torn patellar tendons in both knees suffered in camp in August. He said he has no doubt he will play in 2013.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:58:45 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knees) said his rehab from two torn patellar tendons is going well but is not sure if he will be able to take part in offeseason workouts. "Everything's coming along good," Childs said. "I'll definitely be back. It's not even a question or whatever. It's just mainly me continuing doing what I'm doing out here, continue my rehab, continue to stay focused and just getting ready to go." Childs said it took him 18 months to feel normal after he torn one of his patellar tendon in 2010.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:05:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Stephen Burton got the start in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, over WR Percy Harvin. Head coach Leslie Frazier indicated it was because the team wanted to see more of Burton in "game situations." The team is looking for a receiver to step up with WR Jerome Simpson facing a three-game suspension to start the season, and WR Greg Childs (knee) out for the season.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:17:59 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knee) and CB Nick Taylor (shoulder) each have cleared waivers and have been placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:23:10 -0700
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Greg Childs (knee) posted on his official Twitter account that he was heading for surgery Monday, Aug. 6, to repair two ruptured patellar tendons suffered Saturday, Aug. 4, in practice. He was waived Monday, a precursor to placing him on Injured Reserve if he goes unclaimed.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:01:55 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday, Aug. 6, they have waived WR Greg Childs (knees).
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 10:12:07 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knees) tore the patella tendons in both of his knee during a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 5, and will miss the entire 2012 season. He will undergo surgery to repair the tendons in the next few days.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:29:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (leg) screamed in pain as he hit the ground in practice Saturday, Aug. 4, suffering an apparent leg injury. Childs immediately began screaming, and he was tended to by four members of the training camp. Eventually, he was lifted onto a cart. It was not immediately known if it was the same leg in which Childs tore the patella tendon during his junior season at the University of Arkansas.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:27:59 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knee) was slowed in 2011 as the result of a torn patellar tendon suffered in 2010. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is looking to take advantage of his speed, as long as he is healthy. "He's got the speed to get down the field. But he also has the size to muscle little DBs at the same time," Musgrave said. "We're counting on the human body healing up. With the significant injury he had, it's usually a 15-to-18 month healing process. And he's just getting to that threshold."
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:45:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs is considered the top candidate to take WR Jerome Simpson's playing time in the first three games of the regular season while Simpson serves his suspension.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:06:22 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (calf), who suffered a calf strain in rookie camp, has been able to practice in back-to-back practices for the first time this offseason. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Childs is "(still) a little behind from a conditioning standpoint because of the time he's missed and also catching up to what we're doing schematically. But you can see the physical talent in the fact that he's able to get in and out of cuts."
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:03:00 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WRs Emmanuel Arceneaux and Greg Childs might see more action early in the season with WR Jerome Simpson serving a three-game suspension to start the season. "Emmanuel Arceneaux is really doing well. Hopefully, we can have two or three (players step up)," wide receivers coach George Stewart said. "Greg Childs, he has a ways to go, he's a rookie, but they're going through that fire."
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:00:35 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (calf) said he thinks he will be healthy enough to participate in minicamp next week. He has been limited during organized team activities because of a calf injury.
Thu, 31 May 2012 16:45:28 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (calf) did not participate in organized team activities this week because of a calf strain. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the injury is not related to the patellar tendon injury Childs dealt with the last two seasons in college.
Tue, 22 May 2012 14:16:39 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Jarius Wright (fourth-round pick), WR Greg Childs (fourth round), DB Robert Blanton (fifth round), PK Blair Walsh (sixth round), LB Audie Cole (seventh round) and DT Trevor Guyton (seventh round) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, May 22.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:16:52 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Arkansas WR Greg Childs, University of Colorado WR Toney Clemons, University of Cincinnati TE Adrien Robinson and Southern Methodist OL Kelvin Beachum Wednesday, April 18.
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:41:00 -0800
University of Arkansas WR Greg Childs ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds and 4.39 seconds at his Pro Day Tuesday, March 6. He measured a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-7 broad jump.
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:03:25 -0800
Arkansas WR Greg Childs ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day Tuesday, March 6, and posted a 40.5-inch vertical jump, a 6.73-second three-cone drill and a 4.18-second shuttle.