Injuries

Greg Childs Out For The CFL Season

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.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. Too bad for Greg. It’s a bummer fro him.
    I remember a recent interview with Norv who said he thinks a lot injuries are simply bad luck, but did say it is possible that some players are actually somewhat less “athletic”, and get their bodies in unbalanced postures which leads to certain body parts and structural elements being overly stressed. Norv concluded by saying he is really only guessing that as a possibility as to why some players are injury prone.

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