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Childs Tears Patellar Tendon In Both Knees During Saturday’s Night Practice

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on August 5, 2012 – 8:56 am

The Vikings have released the following statement in regards to the injuries that rookie WR Greg Childs suffered near the end of Saturday’s night practice at Verizon Vikings Training Camp:

Greg Childs suffered a torn patellar tendon on his right and left knees last night. He is expected to have them surgically repaired within the next few days.


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137 Responses to “Childs Tears Patellar Tendon In Both Knees During Saturday’s Night Practice”

  1. By billbobagons1 on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    How long is exspected to be out for?

  2. By Matthias on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.sportsmd.com/Articles/id/19/n/patellar_tendon_rupture.aspx

    ” What is the usual recovery time and rehabilitation after a repair of the patellar tendon?

    After surgery, athletes are placed in a knee brace that keeps their knee straight. Rehabilitation plans vary based on surgeon preference but most programs allow initiation of active knee flexion and passive extension by two weeks after surgery. At 6 weeks after surgery, athletes can walk without crutches. Usually, a return to athletic activities is delayed until 4-6 months after surgery based on leg strength and range of motion. The rehabilitation for chronic reconstructions is more substantial and prolonged than above.
    What are the results of surgical repair?

    If the repair is done acutely (within 3 weeks), most athletes report good or excellent results. Most athletes are able to return to their previous level of competition and do not report residual weakness or discomfort. The results with repairs done after 3 weeks are not as favorable because of persistent weakness or poor range of motion as the likely cause of disability.
    Are there any complications associated with the surgery?

    Loss of knee motion and quadriceps weakness are the two most common problems after surgery. Whether this is due to the initial injury or the surgical repair is difficult to determine, but likely due to the initial injury. With postoperative physical therapy as discussed above, the goal is to minimize these problems. Less common complications include persistent knee effusion, infection, and re-rupture of the repaired tendon. “

  3. By Matthias on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/figures/A00512F01.jpg

    “Tendons attach muscles to bones. The patellar tendon attaches the bottom of the kneecap (patella) to the top of the shinbone (tibia). It is actually a ligament that connects to two different bones, the patella and the tibia.

    The patella is attached to the quadriceps muscles by the quadriceps tendon. Working together, the quadriceps muscles, quadriceps tendon and patellar tendon straighten the knee.”

  4. By shawn6464 on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    :(

  5. By Matthias on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    It is a good thing that he didn’t tear his acl’s. Maybe he will be back for the playoffs? Who knows… Have a fast recovery. Childs, we want to see you on the field!

  6. By Matthias on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Ohh, don’t rush back too soon. We want to see you healthy, 100%.

  7. By Spencer on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Its a shame, but oh well…it is what it is.

  8. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    The season has not started yet and all these injuries. Offseason condition must be lacking in our players. I sure hope this is not what we may anticipate for the rest of the season.

  9. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Do we need to put bubble wrap around these players so as to keep them safe from hurting themselves? Really sometimes I have to wonder about what is happening with the players of the NFL, they seem to be china dolls, must handle with care or you may break a very expansive toy.

  10. By OTKalil2012 on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Greg..Prayers here for a speedy recovery…

    But I fear a second time injury to his knee…Then adding injury of the same kind to the other knee…

    Will have Greg looking a different career than football in the future…

    A very sad turn of events for a promising young talent and career…: (

  11. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry that should have been expensive not expansive.

  12. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Here is to Greg Child’s speedy recovery and well being. Here is to all our players’ well being, on and off the field. May we have an injury free season, or at least as few injuries as we can get by with. Here is to a 12-4 season and a SB championship, one can only hope and dream of such a thing.

  13. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Jerome Simpson learns lesson he won’t forget

    Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune Updated: August 4, 2012 – 11:34 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/165022216.html?refer=y

  14. By Spencer on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    I’m fine with the tape delay on weekday evenings, but why is NBC tape delaying the Men’s 100M final at 4:50pm on a Sunday afternoon?

  15. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson heads to court: What’s likely to happen next in his case

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, Adrian Peterson, Vikings training camp Updated: August 4, 2012 – 8:43

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/164995706.html

  16. By radzinwisconsin on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    I was in a good mood!

  17. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Cutting corners will be tougher in this year’s secondary

    Posted by: Mark Craig under Quarterbacks, Vikings, Packers, Adrian Peterson, Antoine Winfield, E.J. Henderson, Kevin Williams, Percy Harvin Updated: August 4, 2012 – 1:40 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/165009346.html

  18. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    I do not recall hearing about this.

    Cutting corners will be tougher in this year’s secondary

    Posted by: Mark Craig under Quarterbacks, Vikings, Packers, Adrian Peterson, Antoine Winfield, E.J. Henderson, Kevin Williams, Percy Harvin Updated: August 4, 2012 – 1:40 PM

    Offensive line

    What we’ve learned: A sports hernia suffered by Geoff Schwartz essentially ended the right guard competition before it had a chance to start. Schwartz declined comment after this morning’s walkthrough, citing the team’s policy on injured players talking to the media, but he could be out four to six weeks or longer. With injuries mounting on the offensive line, the Vikings added two undrafted rookie guards: Bridger Buche of Eastern Michigan and Grant Cook, a 6-4, 318-pounder who was released by the Packers last week. Defensive lineman Eric Latimore and receiver A.J. Love were released to make room for the O-line reinforcements. We’ve also learned that left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth overall pick, can handle himself in the NFL

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/165009346.html

  19. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Notes: Yes, Ponder does look improved

    Updated: August 4, 2012 – 10:14 PM

    Staff writers Mark Craig and Dan Wiederer blog at Access Vikings on startribune.com. Here is Mark’s report from Saturday:

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/165024736.html?refer=y

  20. By DRS on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Have things to do so have fun, later.

  21. By VegasVike on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    This is terrible news for Greg, I’m sorry to hear this. I wish you a full and speedy recovery. Wow em next year Greg!

  22. By Tark on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Great article on Simpson. This guy may be the real deal. He reminds me a lot of Chris Carter (attitude wise at this point). After a rough patch, he comes back with a new attitude and is ready to prove, to all of us, who Jerome Simpson really is. If he can produce on the field, he may be our next Chris Carter. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the time being!

  23. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Love and Latimore not nfl talent. These two seemed to be the least spritied of the new bunch. good luck with their non-football careers

    Childs on the otherhand wanted to be a star nfl receiver with so much will and determination for one individual that you can’t hardly find that anywhere. He will be back!

  24. By shajda on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    looks like the vikings are turning into the Detroit Lions teams of old when their seasons would be over before they started due to so many injuries. The team still has four pre-season games to get through (where there will be some actual hitting). Fragile Ponder will likely be next.

  25. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Beast mode! can’t wait for game4

  26. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

  27. By Darin on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    My prayers are for you and your fast healing process!!!!

  28. By Matthias on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Did Childs wear any knee-pads?

    I know they are uncomfortable and annoying, but they protect your knee pretty well. Maybe the NFL should support a contest for better knee-pads? Just an idea.

    The knee is next to the head the most important part of your body. An injury to one of those two and you could be done.

  29. By KoN on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    The team should put Childs on the IR and let him spend the season recuperating. A full year of rehabilitation should help him out quite a bit and he can come back next year refocused and with something to prove.

  30. By animal26 on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    this really is bad. I hope Childs has a speedy recovery, but the Vikings have to cut him now. He will never be the same athlete he was, after this injury.

  31. By Frederick Jones on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Matthias,

    You do have to wonder how Childs hurt both Patellar Tendons on the same play!

    The Vikings have NINE injured players already, and we haven’t even played a game yet. At what point do you need to TELL players what they MUST WEAR on the field for their own good.

    If you have a history with hamstring pulls, wear hammy constrictors, ETC.

    I wonder if Childs injuries could have been prevented.

  32. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs would prolly been a first round pick but due to his college career being marred with injuries,he was taken in the fourth…The Vikings took a gamble and may have rolled snake eyes…As for me and my family,we will pray for his recovery.

  33. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spoken like a true believer– not the snake eyes part, but as for me and my family…

  34. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @ matthias knee pads really? really? this ain’t the WWE…Not only that but the next important body part next to my head would be my babalones…if ya know what im sayin’

  35. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Everything is preventable– just stay in bed all day.

  36. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Everything will be okay. Still predicting 10-6.

  37. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks titus…from one true fan to the next.

  38. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    10-6 as well…

  39. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    7-9 new prediction, chip one off for Childs could have caught td’s this year

  40. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bring Childs to some anointed believers– he will be running around the field by the BYE week, if not sooner.

  41. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    ‘member Terrel Owens…’member…

  42. By peever on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    put him on ir right away…kind of like greenway it will be like having another 1st round player next year
    (if 100%) when we may be contending for the division…in the meantime this may be a good opportunity for kamar jordan who may turn out to be a better deep threat than vikes have had in several years

  43. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Hey peevs…key word in your last two sentences…”may”

  44. By animal26 on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    vikings might want to think long and hard about bringing T.O. I don’t like the guy one bit, but he is talented and hungry. If nothing else, just bring him in for a workout to see what he’s got left in the tank.

  45. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    some free agents names likely to be exempt from the camp practice rule:

    C. Stuckey arz
    Antonio Bryant sea
    Wes Lyons 6’8
    Anthony Gonzalez ne
    D. Bogan san fran

  46. By Frederick Jones on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Both Jones and Titus have lied on Vikings.com, especially if you call “Changing one’s mind” or “being wrong on a statistic” a lie. F.L. Jones is guilty as sin with that that type of lie.

    But if I have lied in any other way, I challenge anyone to prove it!!!

    Titus, Freddie does not like being lied to, but I thought we were past that!

  47. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Jones, I have never lied to you.

  48. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/08/05/vikings-wr-greg-childs-out-for-season-so-now-what/

    Mike Sims-Walker (nearly 900 receiving yards a few years ago but has completely fell off the map), Mike Williams (recently cut by Seahawks), Roy Williams (not much left at age 30) or — gasp — Terrell Owens. Not sure how much any of those gentlemen have left.

    Trading is an option, though Rick Spielman will be reluctant because of his desire to rebuild through the draft.

    more ‘tire kickers’

  49. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    6’8 perfect fr the nfc norths

  50. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    The reason that i had mentioned T.O. was for his miraculous recovery back when he was soaring with the Eagles…These dayz T.O.’s washed up.

  51. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Tdurf– I was not sure of TO’s history, but I understood you were making some such reference. Remember Randall Cunningham– he was in surgery one day and basically playing the next. For the non-believers on here, I have seen way too many healings through the Master’s hand– I am a believer.

  52. By rogerthevikefan on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Put him on IR and start the rehab process. Really sucks that it had to happen to a guy who actually loves football and aint a diva. Hope you have a speedy recovery Mr. Childs.

  53. By rogerthevikefan on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bring in TO or other second hand washouts a . . . HE|| to the F*CKING NO! Stephen Burton is way better than any of them. Plus Manny Arceneaux does have talent.

  54. By KoN on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    We don’t need to grab another reciever; we only need a guy for the first three games. We have enough choices on the team already. We could use Jenkins (slow, but great hands) Burton/Arceneaux (both have impressed in camp and could be used interchangeably), or, if there are no other options, we could suffer through three games of Aromashodu (I find it hard to believe that he could be any worse than he was last year).

  55. By rogerthevikefan on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Burton has been improving all offseason and now with Childs injury he likely will get an even bigger chance to impress. Harvin, Burton, Wright, Arceneaux, and Jenkins/Aromashodu will be alright for the first 3 games. Harvin, Simpson, Burton, Wright, and Arceneaux will be fine for the rest of the season.

  56. By rogerthevikefan on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Ben Leber is confident in Ponder’s ability to be the QB the Vikings need him to be.

  57. By sandiamond on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    P. Burress or A. Bryant, nfl ready sign em up! EXP

  58. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    My last comment was to animal26…and now it’s seems like the T.O. talk is blossuming….sorry guys.

  59. By Bluebird7 on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, you and some of the others have said “10/6″ That is what I said also!.

    I want to see this happen! If this team plays like it should, with all the talent that appears to be in place, no reason why that couldn’t happen!

  60. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @ Bluebird7… thats a good call…plus we play a last place schedule this year!

  61. By Tark on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    10-6, sure would like to see it happen, but it may be a stretch. 8-8. As far as bringing in T.O, my only question is, why? The vikings are not likely going to make a playoff run this year, and with T.O’s attitude issues in the past, I don’t see why the Vikings would want to bring him in with a group of young players that are trying to build team chemistry. I think T.O. would be a huge mistake. Stay the course, keep trying to develop young talent, and build a team from the ground up. Brining in big name free agents has only let us down in the past, why revert back to those tactics. I hate to say it, but do you see GB doing that? No, they built a team through the draft and only added a few peices to complete a championship roster, the vikings are just not there yet. STAY THE COURSE!!!

  62. By Smith on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody watching the Hall of Fame Game? Kevin Kolb threw an INT on his first pass.

  63. By César Beligni on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    so sad man , he was probably the guy i was most excited to watch … hate this

  64. By LIKEJOEYBROWNER on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    GET BURRESS NOW!!!!!!

  65. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    NO ONE IS SAYING TO BRING IN TO!!!!! NO ONE. CAN some of you read????
    Tdurf mentioned his healing miracle and that is what he and I were discussing. GEEESH!!

  66. By tdurfeightyeight on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Freaking hilarious man…please stop the T.O. madness

  67. By Spencer on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Y’all clowns want T.0? Oh lawwd,

    I’d rather have Plax

  68. By Woodboat on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    I know it’s been said, but how exactly does one tear off both kneecaps at the same time without being in a car wreck? Sounds like one of those “monday morning state comp injuries” to me…

    Seriously, though, HOW???

    Hope you get better soon, Mr Childs. That had to freakin hurt like he!!

  69. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bring in Jerry Rice.

  70. By Spencer on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Justin Gaitlin is an American disgrace. He got banned for doing steroids in 2004, I dont care if he did his time. You should get banned for life for doing that!

  71. By Spencer on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Tyson Gay should have gotten bronze, not that CHEAT Gaitlin!

  72. By ponderthefuture on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    that’s what happens when players are out of shape coming into training camp.

  73. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Really Spencer- banned for life? But you are okay with some of the other crimes athletes commit? Seems you are up to your instigation tricks once again. Where is Shawn? We need a little life around here.

  74. By Andrae on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    FML!!!!

  75. By Spencer on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Comitting a crime isnt cheating the game. No competitive edge. Big difference.

  76. By Tuff on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    I believe Bud Grant said, hurt now, hurt later, healthy now, healthy later. What were we thinking taking Childs in the first place given his injury history? Nick Toon was available at the same point in the draft. Rick Spielman is ruining a once proud franchise.

  77. By Chicken Little Times Ten on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    WHoa is me, the sky is falling! Whoa is me, the sky is falling! Look! In the air! The sky is falling! Can’t you SEE!!!????

  78. By rogerthevikefan on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    One pick get injuried and now Spielman is garbage really? I’m leaving before someone says Fraizer stubbed his toe so the world is coming to a end. Peace.

  79. By Frederick Jones on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Telling Jones that you never criticised anyone’s writing on Vikings.com is lying.

    But I’m over it. Beyond it. Threw with it.

  80. By rogerthevikefan on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    One pick get injuried and now Spielman is garbage really? Just so you know Nick Toon also has a serious injury history. I’m leaving before someone says Fraizer stubbed his toe so the world is coming to a end. Peace.

  81. By Frederick Jones on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    So you don’t have to deny it for the 2,111th time. Jones is past all that.

  82. By Frederick Jones on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    @RogerTheVike,

    I agree with you. IF the Vikings finish 8-8 we should be grateful. That doesn’t mean we ARE OPPOSED TO THEM FINISHING 16-0.

    It’s call LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS then reset your goals.

    …can’t go firing the coach and gm every year…Detroit City tried that…and for ten years they went no where…it does not work…friends…enemies.

  83. By VikesFan on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nooooo, I was really looking forward to seeing him on the field this season! I’m thinking we need to bring in another big receiver depending on how long he’ll be out for.

  84. By JEC334 on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sorry but we need to cut Childs. Once again the Vikings take a stupid gamble and thought they were going to outsmart everyone by drafting Childs. If Childs wasn’t plagued by injuries he would have definitely been a first or 2nd rounder. As you see the other teams were smart not to reach that high for him. I love this team but the Vikes have to be the dumbest when it comes to drafting because they don’t do their full research. At bet they thought he was just gonna stay healthy and pull some miracle breakout season.

  85. By celticvikingwarrior on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    First of all to Greg Chids….hang tuff my brother, I know you’re as low as low can be right now, but remember, one day at a time, and before you know it, this time next year you WILL BE on your way to a GREAT CAREER with the MINNESOTA VIKINGS. You have all the God given talent in the world, and have ALREADY SHOWN THE HEART AND DRIVE TO BE GREAT, STAY THE COURSE, AND KNOW OUR PRAYER’S ARE WITH YOU !!!!

    2.@ animal26….cut him? are you out of your mind, he is a class act with the heart of a lion who came back way to early from a serious injury in college to HELP HIS TEAM WIN, HE IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A PLAYER. Who after a year on IR will PROVE TO BE GREAT !!!!

    3.@ turdeightyeight….his college career was NOT “MARRED WITH INJURIES”…he had one serious injury….. and read paragragh 2

    4.@ peever….although Kamar Jordan is a receiver I like VERY MUCH and am on record as saying he would prove to be an extremely difficult cut, and I hope he makes the team. JEROME SIMPSON IS THE DEEP THREAT ON THIS TEAM, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ??????

    5@ ponder the future….”that’s what you get for showing up to camp out of shape”,….REALLY, JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ? There is ABSOLUTELY ZERO EVIDENCE OR INNUENDO SUGGESTING HE WAS IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM…..”OUT OF SHAPE”….that’s a RECKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE COMMENT WITH NO BASIS IN FACT !!!!!!

    @ sandiamond….Why is Wes Lyon’s not in anyone’s camp ? He’s clearly not the fastest guy around, but he can get open, has better than average hand’s, look’s to be a better than average athlete and at 6′-8″ would, I think be a very nice addition. Reminded me of Harold Carmichael who played with the EAGLES back in the day !!! NICE FIND !!!!

    TO ALL …WE DO NOT NEED TO BRING IN ANYONE, OR TRADE FOR ANYONE….as someone said earlier, “stay the course”

  86. By MIke B. on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    It is unfortunate that Childs was injured in camp, but those things happen. Greenway was injured in preseason game, but came back and has had a great carreer. I hope that Childs will recover well and make the team next year. I disagree with Mike W… I think that the Vikings should hire a top notch Vet WR of the three metioned in the morning mail bag. I think it gives us a real #1 WR and a weapon to win more games this year. I don’t think it gets us to the playoffs, but it couldn’t halp but develop the younger WR.

  87. By MIke B. on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    I see that Mike W contiinues to say that Loadholt is better. I will have to wait till the preseason andthose first few regular season games to see if Ole is ready to be the guy. I have some doubts if he is ready.

  88. By MIke B. on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred how long did the Lions stay with Matt Millen until they realized he was the problem there. I agree you can’t fire the coach every year, but at some point you need to see what is working and what isn’t. I think this year is a make or break year for Fraizer. If we are not somewhere close 8-8, I think he needs to go That said I think that we need to give Spielman at least 3 more season to see if he has the stuff to turn this thing around. Hopefully it will be Frazier and Spielman, but after last year there had to be a reason beyond just poor play. I feel it was on the Head Coach.

  89. By vikingbob136 on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    3 wins last year
    6 wins this year
    9 wins next year
    It’s going to be a long 3 years.
    Reality bites

  90. By MIke B. on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @vikingbob136 I think your estimate is probably a realistic one. I am predicting 5-11 but it definately could be 6-10. I am not sure the coach can survive with either record I think we need to be 8-8 for Fraizer to keep his job. I like your realism.

  91. By Parody on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    I was nice and close to the area of the field where Childs got his injury at camp on Saturday. I’ve reviewed the images I took of the event happening, and you really can’t tell what caused the injury, but my guess is that it started as he turned to jump for the catch, as he never got his arms fully outstretched and the ball bounced off his hands.

    Tendon injuries are very hard to avoid because they can happen from performing what seems like the simplest of athletic moves. My father broke his achilles tendon while playing racquetball, simply by adjusting his direction towards the ball. I was just a little kid when that happened, but I still recall seeing him step forward and just roll over in pain. I had no clue what was going on.

    Childs was NOT a bust because of this injury. He was drafted with our 2nd compesatory pick at the end of the 4th round. That pretty much makes him a 5th-rounder. How many 5th round picks have we had that ever turned into starters? It was a realistic gamble at that position in the draft. Childs still has every opportunity to return healthy in 2013 and wow the fans. Give it time.

    To those of you saying cut him, GET REAL! It doesn’t hurt the team at all to keep him on IR for the season, but we could be kicking ourselves in the ass for years if we let another team see what he can do in 2013.

  92. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    I am predicting division champs this year.

  93. By Parody on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Check out the gif I compiled of Childs’ injury here:
    http://makeagif.com/media/8-06-2012/F_Cak6.gif

  94. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Some of you are so reactionary– wow, one of our drafty picks is injured– now the season is over. Makes me wonder how you conduct your daily lives.

  95. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure how that “y” got in there.

  96. By Parody on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    That “y” got in there because you have fat fingers and accidentally hit both the “T” and “Y” keys at once.

  97. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Parody– seriously? I am slender/athletic in body – always have been. Cycled 47 miles yesterday evening— my body fat s nearly zero.

  98. By Troutdaddy on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Patella tendons usually heal and re-build well. I Tore my ACL and they actually used my patella tendon (Cut the center of it) and used it to build my new ACL. Both work like a charm now… I hope Childs has a good recovery. I am sad we won’t get to see him play for a while…

  99. By Parody on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Chill Titus. Just teasing. I thought you knew me better.

    Would you prefer I called them drunken fingers?

  100. By Frederick Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy,

    What do you think the chances of Adrian Peterson returning to full form are, and how soon will he be back in the lineup?

  101. By Frederick Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I don’t have a problem with what you are saying. However if there seems to be improvement this year we should keep Frazier.

  102. By Frederick Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    As fans we must not get down on Frazier with a slow start. Let him coach most or all of the season. If they lost the first 2 games, most fans will be calling for his job. That is not right.

  103. By Frederick Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    It’s great to hear the radio program and all the positive feedback from PA, Mike W., and the players.

    However, what are they supposed to say? Oh, yeah that new player stinks? Smith/Jones/Williams can’t cut it, he’s not tough enough???

    We will find out during the first regular season game who can play.

  104. By VegasVike on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Did we sign T.O.?

  105. By VegasVike on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  106. By MIke B. on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I agree we need to give him the season to prove himself out and not get down on him after the first few losses.

  107. By Tark on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with keeping Les for the duration of the season. I may even go so far to say that 5 or more wins will keep him around. I’m all for continuity and staying the course. Many coaches in the NFL have struggled and then went on to do great things. Belicheck and our favorite legend, Bud Grant, all struggled their first few seasons. Now, if Les has a 5-11 season this year, and is under .500 during the 2013 season, then it will be time to go.
    Here is to a promising future for the Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!!!!

  108. By Tark on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    What we need is another Bud!!! Calm, cool, efficent, tough, and smart football. (does kind of sould like Les though…)

  109. By Frederick Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    tube

  110. By Pat Paddock on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    &*&

  111. By James Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    LLLLLL

  112. By Nate Newton on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    c o w b o y s

  113. By Where's Freddie? on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    exactly

  114. By Frederick Jones on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    retest and tritest

  115. By sandiamond on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    ‏@TomPelissero

    Frazier said the #Vikings still need to see Michael Jenkins “come along physically” through the preseason. Not exactly a vote of conifdence.

  116. By Jordan Adams on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    I now thing Wright, Harvin, Jenkins, Burton, & Simpson have the locks. Boy that sucks. That really hurts our receiving core. Give Burress a call.

  117. By sandiamond on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    @ Mike B… it’s the same old song&dance with wobs everytime a free agent talk comes around

    ‏@TomPelissero

    Frazier said the #Vikings still need to see Michael Jenkins “come along physically” through the preseason. Not exactly a vote of conifdence.

  118. By sandiamond on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    sign in everytime, await ?

  119. By oDIm on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Many people dis Ponder wrongfully , when I think about all those drops on 3rd downs last year. Anyone notice the fly hitting on Frazier when he was insisting they will not bringing in a high $ player just to get a body. How about just to get a first down? Ya’all have more patience with coach than me.

  120. By therealdon on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Well, good thing you are not in charge then. Impatience is the key to 0-16, just ask detroit.

  121. By sandiamond on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp12/story/_/id/8240307/source-terrell-owens-impressive-seattle-seahawks-tryout

  122. By Jordan Carroll on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Bring in Plaxico Burress… The Vikings need that Big Body Frame to help relieve the pressure off Percy Harvin; Harvin is really the only threat on WR core. Jerome Simpson is inconsistant and will be out for the first 3 games, so if the Vikings plan on making the Playoffs they better start acting like they want to win and call Burress. Otherwise Frazier your job will be on the line and we have to start over again and Percy wont resign… Oh btw keep Winfield(Obvi),Cook(Obvi),Robinson(Obvi), Carr, Felder, and Sherels at CB. And find a way to keep Zach Bowman around too by either moving him to Saftey or just CB and have Marcus Sherels do Special Teams

  123. By OTKalil2012 on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    There is no reason to bring in an old has been like T.O….

    There is bound to be some decent receivers being released when roster limits need to down sized…

    Teams love cutting high payroll players if they can for younger talent…

    Patience Viking fans…

    Final cuts getting down to a 53 man roster is where the Vikings might find a surprise veteran or young talent get cut from a team with to much talent at the WR position…

  124. By Roninmn.. on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Get healthy Greg Childs. I know you will be back, its not like you are in your thirtys. Get healthy. come back and kick some arse.

  125. By peever on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    celticvikingwarrior….where have you been…simpson is suspended for at least the first three games …whos the deep threat until he comes back……..aro shu ma du…..?….bernard berrian hasnt been brought back yet…

  126. By sandiamond on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    does no good to wait until 53-roster cuts to add a value WR. Simpson/Childs replacement needs time to work with Ponder and the Offense.

    TO, Burress this week or wait for till next monday dozen+ will be released

  127. By peever on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    looks like TO is going to seatle…..childs waived and possibly claimed by cinn…….better call burress quick

  128. By sandiamond on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/44499/camp-confidential-vikings

  129. By Parody on Aug 6, 2012 | Reply

    Peever – Why would anybody claim Childs? They’d have to reserve a spot for him on their 53-man roster for the season, and he won’t be able to play all year.

    The waiver is just a formality that has to be addressed before a player gets on IR.

  130. By celticvikingwarrior on Aug 7, 2012 | Reply

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THAT ?????????????????

  131. By celticvikingwarrior on Aug 7, 2012 | Reply

    I THANK PARODY FOR HIS POST OF THE INJURY AND OFFER MY THOUGHT’S ON EXACTLY WHAT I THINK HAPPENED IN A THOUGHTFUL AND PERFECTLY LOGICAL MANNER BASED ON EXPIERIENCE AND COMMON SENSE AND IT WON’T POST 2 TIMES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THAT’S PURE B.S.

  132. By hippster on Aug 7, 2012 | Reply

    another season off to a great start ? what a joke, this team goes 6 and 10 at best more than likely 4 and 12 .not much to look forward to this year

  133. By Troutdaddy on Aug 7, 2012 | Reply

    @Fredrick Jones- I think Peterson will be in full form no problem. I am no NFL player, but very active. When I had my knee done, my therapy was really the key but probably not as intense as his as he is a pro athelete… I was back playing hoop and running around great 5-6 months after surgury and I was told that was pretty average- Peterson is not average so I suspect he will be more than ready for the challenge. I will tell you one thing though- I also tore both Meniscus and they still hurt every once in a while when I really push myself, but my mobilty is what it was prior to the injury and my strength is actualy better than my other knee… go figure. I look a Child’s injury and depending on whether the patellas were torn at the top or bottom will also make a difference in his heal time. Also I would loke to know if they were just partial tears or fully torn. I am no medical doctor but know enough from my experience to know that Childs has hos work cut out for him but chances are good that he will do great. Peterson is going to be back in rare form and absolutely kick some tail this year. Can’t wait!!!

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