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Huge blow: Injury KOs Arkansas’ leading receiver for rest of 2010

Well, let the second-guessing of Bobby Petrino commence in earnest.

In the fourth quarter of Arkansas’ blowout win over Vanderbilt, wide receiver Greg Childs went down with an injury after being tackled on his fifth reception of the day.  And, as it unfortunately turns out, he went down with a very, very significant injury.

Petrino announced Monday afternoon that Childs suffered a patellar tendon injury and will be lost for the remainder of the season.  Childs, who leads the Razorbacks in every major receiving category, is tentatively scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, and rehab is expected to take 4-6 months.

“We’ll definitely miss him,” Petrino said. “You’re not going to replace his productivity, competitiveness, toughness with just one person. We feel we do have good depth and different guys we can get the ball.”
Even before the seriousness of the injury was confirmed, there were some who were already questioning the wisdom of having Childs — who was somewhat questionable in the week leading up to the Vandy game with an ankle injury — still in the game early in the fourth quarter with the Razorbacks holding a 35-14 lead on the overmatched Commodores.
“That was the second play of fourth quarter,” Petrino said. “Every starter on both sides were in the game.”

That won’t change the question of whether every starter should’ve been in a 21-point game to begin with, especially one who was nicked coming in.

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2 Responses to “Huge blow: Injury KOs Arkansas’ leading receiver for rest of 2010”
  1. joerevs300 says: Nov 1, 2010 10:33 PM

    Karma is a son-of-a-gun sometimes, Mr. Petrino.

    Most classless head coach in CFB, hands down.

  2. tryagainplease says: Nov 2, 2010 10:35 AM

    i know bobby bin laden is the most horrendous human who ever lived. i didn’t realize his bad karma could injure a player tho, that doesn’t really seem like a fair play by karma. maybe karma itself will get some bad karma just for that.

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