Posted July 30, 2013

Pete Carroll: Sidney Rice in Switzerland for knee treatment

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Sidney Rice reporteldy needed crutches following the Seahawks' playoff loss to Atlanta in January. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Sidney Rice reportedly needed crutches following Seattle’s playoff loss to Atlanta. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Percy Harvin isn’t the only Seattle Seahawks starting wide receiver with injury concerns.

Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN reports Seattle coach Pete Carroll said wide receiver Sidney Rice is in Switzerland receiving treatment on his knee.

Rice was spotted using crutches after the Seahawks’ Divisional Round playoff loss to the Falcons in January. While the off-season has passed without news of Rice’s progress, it appears that he still has issues with the knee. The Seahawks signed Rice as a highly coveted free agent in 2011, and he reportedly had surgery on both shoulders that year.

Regardless of the current state of his knee, Carroll says he expects Rice to be ready to play in the preseason.

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News of Rice’s knee comes on the heels of last week’s reports that the newly acquired Harvin could require surgery on his hip, potentially forcing him to miss the entire 2013 season.


4 comments
belindian
belindian

Maybe Seattle should stay away from Minnesota WRs for a while.

Jon Trexler
Jon Trexler

I remember saying, "he will be fine once the season starts" more than once when he was in Minnesota.  He wasn't.  One great season, and the rest were plagued with injuries.  Harvin's not much different.

LeilaniHernandez
LeilaniHernandez

what can be in switzerland? oh right...HGH and cell stem therapy. how lame. time to call it career, sidney.