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Brad Childress Won't Rule Out Placing Sidney Rice on Injured Reserve

Sidney Rice may have more issues than originally planned when rehabilitating from the hip surgery he had Tuesday.

Brad Childress, the head coach, wouldn’t even rule out a a trip to the injured reserve – effectively ending his season before it even began – according to ESPN 1500’s Tom Pelissero.

“I can’t feel what he’s feeling,” Childress said, a day after Rice had the surgery at a Colorado clinic.

“In the end, it’s up to him whether he wanted to have that procedure or whether he could press through. You guys saw him run out here the other day and move around, and obviously, he felt like it was enough of a — more than a nag to where he couldn’t (shake) it off, where he wanted to remedy it by having a procedure.”

While that seems like it might not have been Childress’ desire for Rice to have surgery, the more serious of quotes from Pelissero’s story has to do with a timeline of Rice’s return.

Childress also laid out a seemingly more dire timeline than had been reported, saying it will be “probably at least eight weeks before we’re talking about doing anything,” and wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Rice landing on season-ending injured reserve.

That, as they say, would be bad.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.