The last time receiver Sidney Rice played at Heinz Field, he caught 10 passes for 136 yards. (Playing with Brett Favre tends to do that.)
This time around, Rice likely won’t be playing at all.
Per Liz Matthews of 710 ESPN, via our corporate brethren at Rotoworld, coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Rice “won’t play in this game unless something goes crazy here in the next day in our travel if he can just get healed.”
(Apparently, someone bought Carroll an espresso machine for his 60th birthday.)
Rice struggled with a hip injury in Minnesota last year, and he will have now missed 1/8th of the 2011 season, “unless something goes crazy here in the next day in our travel if he can just get healed.”
Barring the presence of Mr. Miyagi and/or E.T. on the team’s charter to Pittsburgh, it’s safe to say Rice won’t be playing.