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Sidney Rice says there's no doubt he'll be ready for opener

Sidney Rice’s lingering hip injury has lingered longer than expected, placing him on the active/PUP list to start training camp. 

Rice admitted that two of the three specialists he saw this offseason recommended surgery, but he decided not to have it.

“The plan now is just to rehab and getting everything back like it’s
supposed to be,” Rice said on Friday, according to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The injury first occurred in the NFC Championship game, but Rice said there’s no doubt he’ll be ready to take on Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter, and the rest of the Saints secondary during the season opener.

Is it too early to start breaking down Week One?

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19 Responses to “Sidney Rice says there's no doubt he'll be ready for opener”
  1. Brewdogg says: Jul 30, 2010 11:41 PM

    Uh-oh…… If this guy deals with a hip problem all year….

  2. purplepussEaters says: Jul 31, 2010 2:29 AM

    That’s my dog!!!! I can’t wait to see the overhyped game. Vikings
    Will embarrass the saints. Without the paid off refs, and the
    Vegas mob behind the results, it will be real to see the true outcome!

  3. breadman says: Jul 31, 2010 3:03 AM

    I give him until week 3 to go on IR. These things NEVER heal themselves. What a dummy for not getting it taken care of.

  4. GB3Pack4 says: Jul 31, 2010 5:33 AM

    Oh Sidney, I think this is a bad decision. Two out of three recommending sx and you think just rehabbing it like an ordinary injury is going to make everything fine again? Your season may turn out to be just long, rather than superb and joyful, like it was last year. I so hope I’m wrong.

  5. Ambrose says: Jul 31, 2010 8:32 AM

    Yeah, rehab for a lingering indiscernible ailment just as training camp begins…that always works.
    One of the routinely unoriginal Pervy “fluffers” on another post mentioned panic setting in. As the Viking chess pieces begin to tip over one after the other….after having their energy and expectations spent on one ill-timed and predictable pass at the last possible moment late in their all-in season-of-destiny, the taste of panic will become very familiar, very soon.

  6. JimmySmith says: Jul 31, 2010 8:46 AM

    Ah, the first of many excuses for the Vikings when their season derails. Add in the BrINT showing up late to camp along with the ankle, Peterson’s unhappiness with Childress and Allen’s haircut and you get a full blown Schism.
    But what is hard to reconcile is that Sidney Rice finally has a break out season after his first two years of underachievement with nagging injuries. You would think that he would approach this year by just getting the surgery but apparently Childress’s smirky attitude of “I’m a freaking genius” is contagious.

  7. Little Tommy says: Jul 31, 2010 9:37 AM

    Good…now we can have the great one throwing to the lame one…great combo to start the season. GO BEARS!

  8. Vee says: Jul 31, 2010 9:37 AM

    Jabari and Tracy are probably licking their chops.

  9. tradebait9 says: Jul 31, 2010 11:34 AM

    JIMMYSMITH……whats your excuse for being and idiot?

  10. MACK DADDY says: Jul 31, 2010 11:45 AM

    I have a pretty reliable source from within the Vikings organization that told me Petersons little OTA absence, and Sidneys “hip injury” are a form of protest. This guy told me A LOT of the guys in the locker room are pissed off about the preferential treatment Lord BrInt gets from Chilly, they’re just not allowed to voice their concerns in public. A bunch of the guys were talking about skipping training camp too. Chilly needs to grow a pair, and get control of this team before it’s too late.

  11. sand0 says: Jul 31, 2010 12:52 PM

    If the refs don’t crap the bed again the Vikes should win this game.

  12. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 31, 2010 1:30 PM

    @ Ambrose- Go piss into a transformer doucher…

  13. PurpleRaid12 says: Jul 31, 2010 2:12 PM

    Rice went on to say, “There is also no doubt in my mind [once this story is posted] that JimmySmith and his fellow Packer ‘fans’ are going to make jackass statements…”

  14. HighwayKiller says: Jul 31, 2010 2:38 PM

    purplepussEaters says:
    July 31, 2010 2:29 AM
    That’s my dog!!!! I can’t wait to see the overhyped game. Vikings
    Will embarrass the saints. Without the paid off refs, and the
    Vegas mob behind the results, it will be real to see the true outcome!
    sand0 says:
    July 31, 2010 12:52 PM
    If the refs don’t crap the bed again the Vikes should win this game.
    ————————————————-
    Maybe without two picks from Favre, 5 fumbles, 12 men in the huddle…….and the list goes on and on. Oh, I see the refs made them do all of that. LMAO. You losers need some cheese with that whine?

  15. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 2:49 PM

    too bad bigby failed his physical with what sounds like a really messed up ankle. sounds you’ll have a rookie starting at safety, yikes! that makes kampman your starting OLB and jolly your starting LE no longer with the team and bigby your starting safety out with injury – that’s all a defense that gave up over 50 points in the wildcard game needs!
    i wouldn’t worry about sid rice he points out there’s no doubt he’ll be ready for the opener, i wouldn’t worry about favre either since he’s on the same timetable as last season when he finished 2nd in qb rating and 3rd in mvp voting.

  16. purpleguy says: Jul 31, 2010 3:07 PM

    The only excuse the Vikings need to hear is the lame ass one the medical staff and Rice’s handlers have for not getting surgery this winter. Like it’s going to get better as he gets bashed around the next 4 months? Maybe this will give the over-rated Pack defense and coach combover a chance to at least look competitive in a big game for a change.

  17. TorVikeFan says: Jul 31, 2010 10:41 PM

    Vikes v. Saints. 2 words: Pay back. You heard it here.

  18. HighwayKiller says: Aug 1, 2010 1:04 AM

    Then they will get the payback championship trophy.

  19. Mercy Flush says: Aug 1, 2010 9:05 AM

    I also have a reliable source inside the Vikings camp that says your source is cracked. I agree with everyone that thinks Sidney is a Jackass for passing on the knife. Looks like BB, Percy, and Visanthe will have to do for Brett this year.

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