Sidney Rice getting knee treatment in Switzerland


The Seahawks are waiting to hear the results of wide receiver Percy Harvin’s hip examination on Tuesday and it appears he’s not the only receiver with health concerns on the roster.

Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN reports that coach Pete Carroll said that wide receiver Sidney Rice is in Switzerland to have treatment done on his knee. Carroll was not more specific about the procedure beyond saying it was not surgery. Athletes in various sports have gone to Europe for Regenokine injection treatments, which haven’t been approved by the FDA and involve removing blood from the body and separating it to create a protein-rich serum that’s reinjected into the problem area.

Whatever the procedure, Carroll said that he did not expect Rice to miss any games in the preseason or regular season and that he thought it would give the wideout “fresh legs” upon his return. Rice dealt with knee issues late last season and was seen on crutches after the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs, but never missed any games last season.

Carroll said there was no update on Harvin’s status, which means that the Seahawks will be down two wideouts until further notice.