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Arkansas' Childs out for season with knee injury


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said leading receiver Greg Childs will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in a win over Vanderbilt.

Petrino said Childs, who leads the No. 17 Razorbacks (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) with 46 catches for 659 yards and six touchdowns, suffered a patella tendon injury but didn't injure any knee ligaments. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound junior will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to need four to six months of recovery time.

Childs injured his knee while making a 17-yard catch early in the fourth quarter of a 49-14 win over the Commodores. The reception broke the school record for yards passing in a game for quarterback Ryan Mallett, who finished with 409 yards passing in the win.

Arkansas travels to No. 18 South Carolina on Saturday.

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