Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice will likely miss at least half the season after he had surgery on his injured hip on Monday, the Star Tribune reports.
Judd Zulgadd, the Vikings beat reporter with the Star Tribune, tweeted Tuesday morning that Rice confirmed he had hip surgery.
Rice had his hip worked on at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., on Monday. Details of Rice’s hip injury are unclear, but what is known is that two specialists suggested Rice have surgery in the offseason and he elected not to go through with the procedure, the Star Tribune reports.
Rice, a second-round pick by the Vikings in 2007, suffered the injury in Minnesota’s NFC Championship loss to New Orleans in January. Rice has been on the physically unable to perform list since training camp opened.
Last season, Rice caught a team-leading 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl.