Saturday, August 4, 2012

Greg Childs Injured

Rookie wide receiver Greg Childs was carted off with an apparent leg injury in Saturday's practice.

The Vikings have yet to provide an update on his status, but it doesn't sound like there's any chance this isn't a significant injury. According to ESPN 1500's Tom Pelissero, Childs became awkwardly twisted with a defensive back while extending to make a downfield catch. It's not yet clear whether this is related to the leg injury that shortened his junior season. His return to the team is not considered imminent. 

Pelissero reported earlier in the week that Childs "has always been the in-house favorite" to start opposite Percy Harvin during Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension. Childs dropped several balls early on in camp, but he made the play of camp in Thursday's practice.

It was believed that the drafting of Childs made veteran WR Michael Jenkins expendable. Jenkins, who is due $2.5 million coming off knee surgery, was considered to be on the proverbial bubble in terms of making the final roster. The Vikings might now be forced to reconsider their options. 

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