May 4, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs (85) watches another player as part of a drill at rookie camp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Childs To Practice With Team On Wednesday

Greg Childs hasn’t been able to practice with the team in a long, long while.  Not since training camp in 2012, anyway.  Sadly he tore both patellar tendons in his knees that camp and hasn’t been back in action since.

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

That all changes on Wednesday, when Childs gets back on the practice field after being cleared from the physically unable to perform list.  After being removed from that list, the Minnesota Vikings have 21 days to decide whether or place him on Injured Reserve or place him on the active roster.

Injured Reserve is the most likely option.  The Vikings are already carrying Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jarius Wright, Joe Webb, and Rodney Smith at wide receiver.  Odds are the team won’t want to carry 7 players at that position.

Either way, the fact that Childs is able to come back from that devastating injury is amazing.  Many people considered his career as good as over when they discovered the severity of that injury.  We at the Viking Age wish Greg Childs the best of luck in his career going forward and applaud him at his courageous and odds defying comeback to football.

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