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Old 08-23-2010, 10:44 PM   #1891
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Report: Sidney Rice could undergo hip surgery

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 24, 2010 1:12 AM ET

Sidney Rice's hip injury may wind up damaging the Vikings season more than any quarterback-coach schism.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported early Tuesday morning via Twitter that there is a "very good chance" Rice could soon undergo hip surgery. The Vikings wideout has reportedly been Vail, Colorado this week at the Steadman Clinic to have his hip examined. Rice could miss half the season if he decides to undergo the procedure.

The timing of the possible surgery has to drive the Vikings crazy. Rice practiced despite the injury throughout the offseason and said as recently as July 8 that he'd be "ready to go" at training camp.

Instead, Brett Favre's favorite target has quietly stayed on the physically unable to perform list while rumors swirled that his absence could partially be due to his contract situation.

We'll be hearing a lot more about this one in the coming days.
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