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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Mankato, MN - Not even the post practice fireworks could hide the solemn mood the Vikings and head coach Leslie Frazier took back to their locker room following the team's public practice in Blakeslee Stadium.
11,000 purple clad fans cheered and clapped their way through the first hour and fifty minutes of Saturday night's scrimmage. It was the last ten minutes that left a bitter taste in the mouths of Vikings fans as rookie wide receiver Greg Childs fell to the ground clutching what appeared to be his right knee, screaming in agony.
"You hate to see any player go down for any reason," Coach Frazier said after the practice concluded. "Greg has struggled with injuries as we all know coming out of college but hopefully things will work out and it's nothing serious.
Childs, who was carted off the field just before the final whistle blew, suffered a torn patella tendon towards the end of his junior year at the University of Arkansas and struggled to return from that injury as a senior. He also missed time during rookie mini camp after struggling through a calf strain earlier this offseason.
Childs has had an up and down camp thus far but seemed to be coming into his own over the last few days.
"It's unfortunate" said quarterback Christian Ponder. "We saw some of those plays that he made a couple of days ago, it's unfortunate so hopefully he'll be OK."
Frazier said that he had yet to hear any speculative diagnosis from the medical staff but will surely learn more later. It's likely that Childs will undergo an MRI in the next day or two.
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