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Arkansas will be without leading receiver Greg Childs for the rest of the season after the junior suffered a patella tendon injury in the fourth quarter Saturday against Vanderbilt.
Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino said Monday no ligaments were torn, but Childs will require surgery.
“We’ll definitely miss him,” Petrno 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.”
With Arkansas leading 35-14 early in the fourth quarter, Childs was injured on a 17-yard reception to the Vanderbilt 2. After going down awkwardly, he spent several minutes on the field before being helped off and taken straight to the training room.
Childs is Arkansas’ leader in receptions (46), yards (659) and touchdowns (6) this season and is considered a candidate to declare early for the NFL Draft next spring.
The No. 18 Razorbacks will travel to No. 19 South Carolina this weekend.