The Minnesota Vikings are only a little more than 10 days into their training camp and have already suffered some injuries that will shape the roster.
Likely lost for the season is rookie wide receiver Greg Childs, who injured both knees during Saturday night's practice on Blakeslee Stadium at the campus of Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Along with the loss of Childs, the Vikings are without John Carlson for most of the preseason with an MCL strain, and Geoff Schwartz, who will have minor surgery to repair a sports hernia.
While these injuries make some decisions easier, they are not what the Vikings need if they are to improve the roster and avoid a third straight last-place finish in the NFC North.
It will be interesting to see what moves general manager Rick Spielman has up his sleeve. With training camps fully in swing, additions to the Vikings roster will be castoffs from another team. It doesn't exactly make for the ideal situation for improving the team.
Still, there are plenty of battles to be waged as the team reduces the roster from 90 players to 53 by September 2.
Here's a look at predicting some of the toughest calls head coach Leslie Frazier and his staff will have to make over the next month.