Hog alum Greg Childs tears tendons in both legs, will miss season

MANKATO, MN (TwinCities.com) - The Vikings will likely scour the free-agent receiver market after a vicious fall Saturday night dashed rookie Greg Childs' hopes to become a potent downfield threat this year.

Childs will miss the entire season after tearing the patellar tendon in both knees toward the end of a team scrimmage in Blakeslee Stadium, a huge blow for a talented player who tore his right patellar while a junior at Arkansas in 2010.

His career is in question before it began. The injury occurred as Childs tried to catch a pass in the corner of the end zone on the second-to-last play of the night.

Childs is expected to have surgery in the coming days and be placed on injured reserve. The Vikings -- at least on paper -- enter a third straight season opener without a legitimate downfield threat to complement Percy Harvin.