As was reported earlier, Sidney Rice underwent a knee procedure in Switzerland this week. The procedure, done in the form of a “platelet-rich, plasma like injection,” has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. It also only lasted twenty minutes, which means Rice flew thousands of miles and missed multiple days of training camp for treatment that took about as long as the time required to heat a take-and-bake pizza.
The 26-year-old Rice spoke with The News Tribune about what he hopes the procedure will accomplish:
Just help (calm down) the patellar tendinitis a little bit. I’ve had a sore knee for quite awhile. I’m just working on it here in the training room. They’re doing a great job on it in here with the trainers, so we’ll see where it goes from here.
I want to be out there on the field as much as possible to help my teammates win games — that’s the best part of being a part of a program like this. You get to battle with your teammates night in and night out, so I’m just hoping to be out there on the field as long as possible.
Rice said that he’ll participate in full-speed drills on Saturday.
[Source: The News Tribune]