Sidney Rice: Bad Timing for Surgery, Out Eight Weeks

August 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings were distraught to learn today that their top receiver, All-Pro wideout Sidney Rice, had hip surgery that will keep him out for as many as eight weeks.
After several months—maybe as many as eight months—of ineffective rehabilitation, Rice had the surgery, essentially cutting his 2010 season in half.
As an NFL player (heck, as an athlete of any kind), I can understand the desire to rehab an injury over a surgical procedure to repair any physical problem. But in Rice's case, it's very frustrating because this is something he could've taken care of a long time ago, as the injury apparently occurred back in January.
Instead, it seems he hoped for the best and optimistically tried to get himself up-to-speed while on the PUP list during training camp.
It didn't work.
But let's take the high road here. The good news is that the Vikings will get a hopefully a 100 percent Rice back for the second half of the season. And a best case scen...

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