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Calf Strain Has Kept Greg Childs Out Of OTAs

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - MAY 4: Greg Childs #85 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch during a rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - MAY 4: Greg Childs #85 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch during a rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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One name that has not come up very frequently during the Vikings' recent Organized Team Activities is that of wide receiver Greg Childs, the Vikings' third of three fourth-round selections in this April's draft.

Apparently the reason for that is that Childs is out with a calf strain that he suffered back in the rookie camp on April 28. It has been classed as a Type II calf strain, and that brings with it an expected recovery time of 4-6 weeks. With that being the case, hopefully he is on the tail end of that recovery time right now.

Childs had issues with injuries during his last couple of seasons with Arkansas, tearing his patella tendon as a junior and coming back from that injury too quickly as a senior. I haven't seen anyone in the media make a connection between his current injury and that injury, so it doesn't appear as though they're connected. Hopefully he will be back sooner rather than later. . .he needs a chance to develop a rapport with Christian Ponder so that he can (hopefully) have a positive impact on the Vikings' season sooner rather than later.

The Vikings finish up their current set of OTAs tomorrow.