Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Rice has concussion symptoms

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.

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  • arnie

    Move on. The Seahawks just need to move on, and get Golden Tate the ball in the passing game. They have been trying to force the ball to guys that Wilson is not comfortable with, nor had enough time to gel with. Just because they paid a lot of money doesn’t mean he needs to get the ball. It just means the hawks are just wasting passes on guy that isn’t producing and also very expensive.
    Just move on.

    • Joe Soriano

      Yeah, Tate and Baldwin have been their two best WRs so far this season, and they are both better than Rice overall (I think I mentioned that in the article, but it may have been in a different piece). Baldwin has been incredibly efficient this season, and he has done a really nice job of stretching the field. Tate is a sharp route-runner and a very tough player, but I like highlighting Baldwin’s talents since he doesn’t get the respect he deserves from some people. He’s not a great player or anything, but Baldwin puts up solid ,efficient numbers. Rice is OK, but he hasn’t been effective this season. Hopefully he gets healthy, though, because he would make a great No. 4 WR once Harvin comes back. They have to make sure Harvin is 100% healthy for the long haul, because they will be downright scary with him in the fold once the playoffs roll around.