You just can’t help but feel bad for former Viking wide out Greg Childs.
Once heralded as possessing first round potential as a receiver out of Arkansas, where he was teammates with current Viking Jarius Wright, a severe knee injury saw Childs drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Wright was also selected by the Vikings in the same round.
Childs suffered a freak injury to both of his knees during his rookie training camp and spent his entire Vikings career on the mend. Eventually, in March of last year, the Vikings released the receiver despite positive reports about his progress and determination.
This week, during training camp for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Childs suffered yet another devastating injury that will almost certainly end his football season in the CFL.
“It looks like he might have torn his Achilles tendon,” head coach Mike O’Shea told the Winnipeg Sun. “That’s a tough one.”
It is indeed another terrible turn of events for Childs and we once again wish him a speedy recovery.