Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice left yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Rams with a knee injury in the second quarter after not recording a catch, and it sounds like he didn’t only suffer a knee injury either. According to the Everett Herald’s John Boyle, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle that Sidney Rice has concussion-like symptoms as well.
It’s definitely a double whammy for both Rice and the Seahawks, because Rice has had issues with knee injuries and concussions throughout his career. The 27-year-old seems doubtful to play in this week’s easy game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, especially since both of Rice’s injuries are to areas that he has suffered injuries before.
Rice has 15 receptions for 231 yards and three touchdowns this season, but he isn’t as good of a player as either Doug Baldwin or Golden Tate. The Seahawks should be fine at WR this week against the Bucs, but they could be thin if neither Percy Harvin nor Rice is able to return a week after. Luckily, the Seahawks schedule is extremely easy until a big Week 13 showdown with the New Orleans Saints. Harvin is, per Carroll, day-to-day, so we’ll see if he is able to play this week against the Bucs. My guess is “no”, but Harvin’s status is clearly up in the air at this point.