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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Mankato, MN - The Vikings worst fears were realized early Sunday morning as the results from rookie wide receiver Greg Childs' MRI came back with horrific results.
Greg Childs will miss the entire 2012 season after tearing patellar tendons in BOTH of his knees at the end of the Vikings Night Practice in Blakeslee Stadium.
"You hate to see any player go down for any reason," Coach Frazier said Saturday night. "Greg has struggled with injuries as we all know coming out of college but hopefully things will work out."
Childs suffered a similar injury to his right knee during his junior year at Arkansas and questions surrounding his durability pushed him to the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Childs is expected to undergo surgery on both knees and will begin a grueling 15-18 month recovery process. He bounced back from the same injury in college sooner but was not the same dynamic receiver until the end of the 2011 season.
Childs had flashed over the last few days of camp making highlight catches and visibly beginning to grasp the Vikings offensive schemes. With Jerome Simpson missing the first three games of the 2012 season due to suspension, Childs was a prime candidate to fill in as the down field threat during Simpson's absence.
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