So I guess Sidney Rice wasn’t malingering after all.
According to a Star-Trib report, the wide receiver underwent surgery Monday on his bad hip. He is expected to be sidelined for the first half of the regular season.
Before this disheartening development, there had been speculation that Rice’s hip wasn’t as bad as he was letting on and he was only using the injury as an excuse to miss camp and also protest his contract. In defense of those of us who went down this unfair road: His agent is Drew Rosenhaus. When Rosenhaus is involved, you assume hanky-panky.
In this case, it was wrong to assume. So, Sorry Sidney.
And now that I’ve said I’m sorry, I’m going to bash you.
You had all off-season to get the hip dealt with, Sidney, but you waited until this late date to have the surgery – a surgery several doctors reportedly recommended to you at various points during the summer – and now you’re going to be out for half the season. What were you waiting for? The fairy dust to do its magic?
Let’s look at our receiver corps without you in the fold Sid: Bernard Berrian, who may or may not be #1 material at this point. Percy Harvin, who could puke and drop at any moment. Greg Lewis…ha. Logan Payne…ha. Maybe Javon Walker, if the team ever gets around to signing him. Darius Reynaud shifted back from running back. Jaymar Johnson…oh wait, no. Marko Mitchell?
I’m stopping now before I get any more depressed.
Then again, maybe there’s no reason to be depressed. Because we still have Brett Favre at quarterback, and we know what Brett Favre does with no-name wide receivers. That’s right: he makes them into name wide receivers.
He did it with Rice last year, and he can do it this year with…Logan Payne. Or Marko Mitchell. Or Taye Biddle.
Okay, we’re screwed.