The Minnesota Vikings have made the decision to waive rookie WR Greg Childs after he suffered PCL tears in both of his knees a few days ago.
Childs was taken in the fourth-round of this year’s draft, but he was coming off of a PCL injury that he suffered in his junior season at Arkansas. He now faces a huge challenge that may very well be insurmountable.
As for the Vikings, they may have to begin looking at some options in the free agent and trades markets. Plaxico Burress is available and the Packers were reportedly shopping James Jones, who the Vikings showed interest in before he re-signed with Green Bay. Those are purely speculative options.
Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports that two different sources have informed him that Vikings rookie WR Greg Childs is “almost surely” done for the season after he suffered a “significant” injury to both of knees during Saturday’s practice.
Childs unfortunately suffered a knee injury last year, so this presents him with a huge obstacle to overcome. There’s no question that the Vikings were hoping that he’d be able to contribute this season, so it’s safe to assume that they’ll be looking for a replacement in the near future. Childs’ injury is bad enough that it could possibly be a career threatening situation.