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Sidney Rice has had two offseason shoulder surgeries


Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice injured his shoulder during the 2011 season.  At one point, reports surfaced that he’d need surgery.  And though he eventually played without the procedure, Rice has since gone under the knife/scope/knitting needle/whatever not once, but twice.

According to Mike Sando of, Seahawks G.M. John Schneider told reporters on Thursday that Rice has had a pair of surgeries since the season ended.  As it turns out, doctors repaired the torn labrum in one shoulder and then fixed an issue he’d been having since college in the other shoulder.

Schneider added that Rice will be ready for training camp.

Rice’s final season in Minnesota was plagued by a hip problem that eventually required surgery.  He signed a big-money contract with Seattle after the lockout ended in July.

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26 Responses to “Sidney Rice has had two offseason shoulder surgeries”
  1. skinsdag says: Feb 24, 2012 10:20 AM

    So glad the Redskins did not pick him up via Free Agency last year….

  2. FinFan68 says: Feb 24, 2012 10:21 AM

    At least he didn’t wait until training camp this time. That’s an improvement although he is one of the biggest underachievers in football.

  3. joetoronto says: Feb 24, 2012 10:24 AM


  4. wtfru2 says: Feb 24, 2012 10:28 AM

    Too bad he’s one of those injury prone players, because he is fun to watch…..

  5. ammarradhi says: Feb 24, 2012 10:30 AM

    I am so glad the Vikes let this delicate flower go

  6. jwesty says: Feb 24, 2012 10:42 AM

    This is why Minnesota let him go……Too much money up front for a guy who has injury issues every single season….sad but true.

  7. mattolikesthevikes says: Feb 24, 2012 10:44 AM

    The Vikes dodged a bullet.

  8. getit28 says: Feb 24, 2012 10:47 AM

    I hope he can last and be productive for the duration of his contract, however at some point Seattle may need to cut their losses with him.

  9. chillyp says: Feb 24, 2012 10:49 AM

    Seahawks need to do some surgery on his contract to repair the overextended contract they gave him, sewing it into a performance ‘actual playing time’ contract. Right now Sydney is enjoy his Dire Straits.

  10. vikingsinla says: Feb 24, 2012 10:56 AM

    The Greg Oden of the NFL.

  11. seattlerogueburner says: Feb 24, 2012 11:05 AM

    Hopefully Doug Baldwin will see more catches this year. That guy is our diamond in the rough!

  12. cannonballdookie says: Feb 24, 2012 11:15 AM

    I guess he’s lucky that he doesn’t play baseball…

  13. briggsweatbird says: Feb 24, 2012 11:16 AM

    Talk about a guy who made out more than anyone because of Favre’s one good year in Minny. Wait, that was Chilly (five year extension).

    Favre has helped a lot of people get rich in this game (Javon Walker and Antonio Freeman, for example).

  14. dgoblue says: Feb 24, 2012 11:19 AM

    I’m pretty sure I read about Rice’s 2 shoulder surgeries on RotoW a month ago. I guess maybe this is new in that the team is officially acknowledging them…

  15. lolb23 says: Feb 24, 2012 11:22 AM

    1 hit/season wonder

  16. ninefingers9 says: Feb 24, 2012 11:41 AM

    Sure am glad the Vikes dumped this dead weight. One of the only good decisions they have made in the last couple years…right behind dumping Childress!

  17. purplecrowe says: Feb 24, 2012 11:50 AM


    Fun to watch? He had one good season and should be sending ol’ #4 about half of his rich free-agent deal. Rice has always been quite over rated, plus always injured, glad the Queens didn’t bring him back at his asking price…

  18. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    I’m so glad the Vikings didn’t give him $18M guaranteed last year. He’s great when he’s healthy, but he’s never healthy.

  19. snoqualmieterry says: Feb 24, 2012 12:29 PM

    I hope he will stay healthy. We need to get a good signal caller to throw to him. Tavares rarely throws in the middle of the field. He likes to throw to the sideline. I like his toughness and scrambling. We need to utilize Zach Miller and Carlson and re sign Skittle man to a fair contract with mostly incentives.

  20. dukemarc says: Feb 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    Is it safe to say Rice and Javon Walker have pretty similar career track at this point?

  21. pencilmonkeymagic says: Feb 24, 2012 1:35 PM

    When he *was* healthy, defenses backed right off, allowing Bakdwin in underneath. Happy to keep Rice on the books for that alone.

  22. purpleguy says: Feb 24, 2012 1:55 PM

    Hey, that’s $9M per surgery. Maybe he’ll have a couple more to lower the proportionate valuation. And with two off-season shoulder surgeries limiting off-season strength and conditioning, seriously, how ready is the guy gonna be for the regular season?

  23. squared80 says: Feb 24, 2012 3:06 PM

    Talented, but everybody and their 3rd cousin knew to avoid giving an extremely injury prone receiver that much gauranteed money.

    Everyone except the Seahawks, of course. Nothing surprising about that.

  24. dobberdubinsky says: Feb 24, 2012 4:23 PM

    Ninefingers9 says:

    Sure am glad the Vikes dumped this dead weight. One of the only good decisions they have made in the last couple years…right behind dumping Childress!


    Too bad they followed that up by hiring Leslie Frazier.

  25. ninefingers9 says: Feb 24, 2012 4:30 PM

    dobberdubinsky…I’ll completely agree about Fazier! Sheesh! Vikes are set back for another 3 years…minimum!

  26. jusjamn says: Feb 24, 2012 11:37 PM

    Typical. Sounds like a bunch whiney Vikes fans. Rice will bust outnext year and then the real whining will begin!

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