After the absolute crap storm that the first ten games of the Minnesota Vikings' season has been, this team and their fans deserve a bit of good news. And it appears that we're finally getting it.
It's time for me to take the next step on my journey...Back on the field with my Teammates Wed..If you want something go get it #blessed— Mr.Childs (@TheGregChilds85) November 18, 2013
Yes, after tearing both of his patellar tendons on the last play of the 2012 Training Camp scrimmage, receiver Greg Childs is going to practice with the team starting on Wednesday.
Childs, one of the Vikings' three fourth-round selections in the 2012 NFL Draft, hasn't seen the field for the team in an actual game situation to this point. With Childs coming off of the Physically Unable to Perform List, the team now has 21 days to decide whether or not to place him on the active roster or to put him on Injured Reserve for the remainder of the season. The team can choose to activate him at any point between now and then.
Anyone that has followed Childs' rehab, particularly his Twitter account, knows how hard the guy has busted his tail to get to this point. I would really love to see him and Jarius Wright (who was Childs' teammate at Arkansas and, in fact, on every football team they've been on going back to the fourth grade) out on the field together at some point this season. Childs was showing some real promise in Training Camp before his injury, and it looks like he's (at the very least) on the verge of making it all the way back.
Unless I'm missing someone, I'm pretty sure that Childs would be the first NFL player to see action in a regular season game after sustaining this kind of injury.
Congratulations to Greg Childs for getting to where he's gotten to.