Sidney Rice doesn't show for WR camp, agent says he's hurt

These two items have to be related.

First, Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Sidney Rice, the Vikings wide receiver, has not shown up to work out with Larry Fitzgerald and Cris Carter this summer.

Then, Rice’s agent Drew Rosenhaus tweeted that his client is dealing with a lingering hip injury from the playoffs – a run that ended for the Vikings in late January.

“Sidney Rice does not have a groin injury and has not had surgery. He does have a lingering hip injury that he suffered in the playoffs,” Rosenhaus tweeted.

“Sidney does not anticipate that this injury will require surgery and he's hopeful that he will be fully healthy for the start of the season,” he followed up with.

That’s a good thing that surgery isn’t required with training camp three weeks away. Even Brett Favre gets his offseason surgeries done earlier than that.

Rice had credited working with Fitzgerald and Carter for making him an impact player. He said he would be back this summer for more but he’s yet to appear at the camp that attracts the stars at the University of Minnesota.

“I don’t know,” Carter told Scoggins. “You have to ask him. I don’t know what it’s like to have one good year and then disappear. I don’t know what it’s like. That’s on him. I really don’t know. … If I had that kind of impact on him he should have been here today.

“I don’t look mad do I? I don’t get mad about kids coming or not coming. Larry is the only one who invited me. Larry is the only one but some people in Kansas City as far as their administration kind of knew I was going to be here. We kind of let them know that I would be here for (receiver Dwayne) Bowe. But I’m here for Larry. Everybody else is just getting the benefit of our relationship. But Sidney is not here so I guarantee he’s not getting no better today.”

Maybe Rice is getting a little more healthy today. Because he will need to be ready soon.

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