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Sidney Rice undergoes hip surgery

The Minnesota Vikings' hopes for a Super Bowl season have been damaged. Pro Bowl wide receiver Sidney Rice underwent hip surgery Monday and is expected to be sidelined for at least half the season, according to reports.

Rice confirmed to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he underwent the procedure Monday in Colorado. Rice told the newspaper in a text message that the surgery went well.

Rice reportedly suffered the injury in the Vikings' overtime loss in New Orleans in last season's NFC title game.

He had 83 catches for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

The Vikings have Brett Favre back at quarterback but have problems at receiver. Percy Harvin, the NFL's offensive rookie of the year last season, continues to be plagued by migraine headaches.

The team reportedly plans to sign free agent wide receiver Javon Walker, formerly Favre's teammate with the Green Bay Packers.

By Mark Maske  |  August 24, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  | Category:  Vikings Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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