Jun 19, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs (85) gets ready for drills at Vikings Minicamp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Childs is Running, Doing Receiver Drills

Will Greg Childs ever contribute to the Vikings’ cause? Who knows. After last year’s training camp double knee blow-out his career is still very much up in the air. But Childs does seem very serious about coming back and he is fighting hard. And fans always seem curious to know where Childs is at in his rehab. Good news to report: he is coming along.

Per the ever-vigilant Tom Pelissero, Childs is back to running and has been doing some receiver drills as part of his on-going rehab process. But Childs says he is still not back to 100% physically. Childs also revealed how the doctors are trying to help his recovery. He said his surgeon did something special to “tighten and strengthen” his knees in hopes that this time they will hold together. Could a similar procedure be done on my brain? I could use some tightening and strengthening.

The question of course isn’t whether Childs can get back to running and doing football things, it’s whether he can do these things at an NFL level. We don’t know. We didn’t know if he could perform in the NFL even before the injury. Will we ever even get a chance to begin answering that question? Only God and Eric Sugarman know that. And those guys don’t give up their secrets easily.

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  • dave

    really hope he gets the chance to show why we drafted him. I know he has skills but this injury may have taken it from him. prayers.

  • Nick McNelis

    I think it would be incredible if he emerged as a solid 4th wide out alongside Simpson who sounds like he is close to 100% as well. Vikings could be a scary team if a couple players become stars this season. Keep at it Childs I know your a capable player. Skol Vikings

  • Daniel Laxen

    Would really love it if he can contribute. Keep working kid!

  • Mandooooo

    It would be awesome. I mean people make him seem like he’s frail But in all honesty, it was a freak thing. I mean maybe *if* he had stronger quads, it wouldn’t have happened, but people just don’t realize the stress put on players’ bodies while doing “simple” things like running, jumping, landing. I bet this time around Childs was even able to get a better procedure by a better doc done since he is in the NFL as apposed to a college kid. With AD on his team I’m sure he’s getting a lot of advice and has the will to get it done. I would love to see him on the field!