MANKATO, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings are hoping wide receiver Greg Childs can recover fully from his freak injury, a ruptured patella tendon in both of his knees that ended his rookie season before it began.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Childs was having surgery Monday. The fourth-round draft pick from Arkansas was hurt Saturday at the end of a scrimmage, when he tried to jump for a pass. The Vikings placed Childs on injury waivers Monday, a procedural move before they put him on injured reserve.
Frazier says Childs was distraught but determined to come back and play next year.
The Vikings re-signed rookie receiver A.J. Love who was waived on Saturday.
The team announced the moves Monday morning.
The Vikings also scheduled offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz for surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. Schwartz was competing with Brandon Fusco for the starting right guard spot.
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