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Published July 31, 2010, 04:03 PM

Vikings wide receiver battling a hip injury

(WDAY Sports) - Sydney Rice caught a few more passes last year, but so far he's been relegated to watching the proceedings at training camp.

The wide receiver has been battling a hip injury since the NFC Championship game last year.

Some thought that perhaps Rice had been asking Head Coach Brad Childress to let him take part in the drills beginning yesterday, but Rice says that's not the case. He knows he's not where he needs to be.

Rice became Brett Favre's favorite target last year, hauling in over thirteen-hundred yards and 8 touchdowns.

Perhaps more bad news for the Vikings receiving corps today, Percy Harvin was carted off the field during this morning's practice with what is being called an unknown injury. Some reports have indicated that they do not believe it's serious however. Of course, as soon as we get more information we will pass it along.