UPDATE: Vikings WR Greg Childs may have torn both patellar tendons Saturday
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UPDATE: Vikings WR Greg Childs may have torn both patellar tendons Saturday

Update: The Vikings have confirmed the worst: Greg Childs @TheGregChilds85 did indeed tear both patellar tendons. He'll undergo surgery in the next few days. His NFL career might be over at the age of 22.


The official MRI results haven't been made public yet, but if the sources' fears prove true, Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Greg Childs has suffered an extremely damaging and certainly career-threatening injury.
According to Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, two sources say that Childs might have torn the patellar tendon in each knee during the penultimate play of Saturday night's practice.
Per Pelissero, Childs leaped for a pass and came down hard onto the field, untouched. He immediately began screaming, holding his right knee even though it was his left knee that appeared to slam into the turf. He was eventually carted off.

Fantasy Analysis:

That is one of the worst injuries I have ever heard of in the NFL. Absolutely brutal. And to an extent, it's not the first time Childs has been in this position. He tore a patellar tendon as a junior at Arkansas in 2010.
There was a report from just a couple of days ago stating that Childs was the favorite to start the first three games of the season in place of the suspended Jerome Simpson. Now, Childs' pro career is in serious doubt, and the Vikings' set of receivers has gotten even thinner. Devin Aromashodu and Michael Jenkins @MikeJenk84 are the next men up on the depth chart. In other words, expect the Vikings to bring someone in to join this group very soon.


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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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