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Sidney Rice: New MRI showed 'significant changes'

Posted on: August 25, 2010 5:16 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2010 5:20 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Much ado has been made about Sidney Rice's hip injury: it will sideline him for half the season , it caused the Vikings to trade for Greg Camarillo, and it has generated plenty of speculation -- from media members and head coach Brad Childress -- as to whether or not Rice could have had surgery sooner in order to be ready for 2010.

Two particularly damning theories are that a) no one wanted Brett Favre to hear about the severity of the hip problem and b) Rice didn't want to return until he got more money from the Vikings. On Wednesday, Rice opened up the proverbial horse's mouth and got his blog on .

"Like a week and a half ago I went back to see the doctor for another MRI and he said it showed significant changes," Rice wrote on SidneyRice.18.com "It was something he thought would be a serious problem if I didn’t get it taken care of right then, a problem that could shorten my career."

Rice adds that he "talked to a couple of my teammates ... and our trainers" and everyone was on board that it was better for Rice to be able to finish the season healthy, as opposed to risk further injury. It's fairly safe to say that he also spoke with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, about risking his career without a new contract.

Interestingly, Rice also addressed the contract situation, writing that "People are going to say what they want to say about my contract or whatever, I'm not really worried about that at this point. My main focus is getting back on the field" and playing like he did last year.

Look, the timing of Rice's surgery, regardless of what he writes on his website, is awkward. It's nightmarish for the team, a disaster for Brad Childress and while relatively amusing, probably pretty frustrating for Brett Favre.

But if in fact Rice's timeline is correct/accurate/etc, and if in fact he learned last week that playing this year, sans surgery, could result in potentially career-ending injury, there's zero question that his decision to undergo surgery this week was the right one.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 2, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2010 9:37 pm
 

Sidney Rice: New MRI showed 'significant changes'

Rice is a joke he just wanted the Vikings to give him more money then tells them about his injury.i'm hoping the Vikings can pick up were they left off last year!


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