After he was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Greg Childs appeared to get off to a promising start with the Minnesota Vikings, impressing early on in Training Camp and working his way into a prominent role in the team's offense. Then, on the final play of the team's big Training Camp scrimmage, Childs went up for a catch and tore both of his patellar tendons at the same time. He spent 2012 and 2013 on the injured reserve list, and was ultimately released by the Vikings in 2014. The release came as a disappointment to a lot of Vikings fans, as they had been anxiously following his rehab on social media and were really pulling for him to get back.
Since then, Childs has taken his talents north of the border to the Canadian Football League. He did not make the roster of the Toronto Argonauts in 2014, and was in camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this CFL pre-season, when the injury bug reared its ugly head again.
According to the Winnipeg Sun, Childs suffered an Achilles tendon tear during the Blue Bombers' training camp and will almost certainly miss the entire CFL season. The regular season for the CFL gets underway on 25 June, with preseason games set to get underway this coming Monday.
It's too bad that these sorts of things continue happening to Childs. He obviously has talent, but he keeps suffering serious injuries. To his credit, it hasn't deterred him from pursuing his dream of playing professional football, but you have to wonder how much longer he can keep going if his body continues to betray him.
None the less, we wish Greg Childs a speedy recovery and the best of luck if he attempts to continue his professional football pursuits after this latest setback.