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WR Sidney Rice out for season with torn ACL - Oct. 29, 2013

WR Sidney Rice out for season with torn ACL - Oct. 29, 2013

Sidney Rice #18 of the Seattle Seahawks during warm up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - WR Sidney Rice will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL against the St. Louis Rams on Monday night.

Rice fell hard to the turf on a pass in the end zone in the second quarter. He was covered by CB Janoris Jenkins and the pass went incomplete as Rice crashed to the turf. Rice left the game with a knee injury and head coach Pete Carroll said after the game that he "banged his knee" and hit his head as well.

Further tests on Monday revealed a torn ACL. The news was first reported by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

It's the end of a somewhat lost season for Rice.

Rice had been limited in preseason with a knee injury that was a constant annoyance. He took a trip to Switzerland during training camp to have a procedure performed on his ailing knee before returning to practice.

Rice has just 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns on the season. He had four games where he was held to one catch or less.

With Rice out, WR Jermaine Kearse will likely step into Rice's role in the lineup. WR Percy Harvin is also expected back in the coming weeks after having hip surgery in August.

Seattle also has WR Ricardo Lockette and WR Arceto Clark on the practice squad that could be options to be called up to the 53-man roster.

The Seahawks are re-signing WR Josh Lenz to the practice squad, which could indicate a promotion from the practice squad is coming as well.

Rice will be placed on injured reserve to clear a roster spot. If Seattle doesn't fill that roster spot, it could be an indiciation they believe Harvin will be ready to play this week. Just something to keep an eye on.

 

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