Greg Childs only Vikings player on PUP list with camp set to open
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MANKATO, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said receiver Greg Childs, who is recovering from two torn patellar tendons, should be the only player that will start training camp on the Physically Unable-to Perform list [PUP].
"The only guy that will be limited is Greg Childs at this point," Frazier said Thursday. "We've got to go through physicals throughout [Thursday], you hope there's no surprises. But right now, we think Greg Childs will be the only guy limited, probably starting him on the PUP as opposed to trying to get him on the field."
Childs' rookie season was cut short after being selected in the fourth-round of 2012's draft when he leapt to catch a pass in the team's annual intra-squad scrimmage and ruptured both tendons that run down from the kneecap to the shinbone.
Childs, 6-foot-3, 217 pounds, ran routes in front of reporters for one of the first times since the injury in June, but the Vikings are going to be extra cautious with two knee injuries on one body.
Frazier said center John Sullivan, who had microfracture surgery on his left knee after the 2012 season, will not be on the PUP, but will also not take every rep as they ease him back into practice.
"We think [Sullivan] is going to be ready to go," Frazier said. "We don't see any reason why we won't be playing him in the preseason."