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August 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Video — Sidney Rice talks about knee procedure

Receiver Sidney Rice was back with the Seahawks Friday after spending two nights  in Switzerland earlier this week having what he said was a procedure similar to Platelet-rich Plasma treatment on his knee.

Rice took part in some early drills Friday but did not participate in the team’s scrimmage. However, he is expected to return to practice on Sunday.

Rice said he wanted the procedure because he has been having some Patellar Tendonitis.

“Something I set up earlier in the offseason, a little bit after OTAs,” he said. “It was a long process, things I had to go through with the doctors over there. Just fortunate coach (Pete Carroll) gave me the opportunity to go over and getting it done and thankful for my teammates for not making it a big deal to leave practice.”

He said he wanted to calm the tednonitis “down a little bit. Been having a sore knee for quite a while now.”

Rice said it will take a few weeks to tell if the procedure has helped.

He said the treatment took about 20 minutes, with the tough part being the roughly 10-hour flights each way.

“It was a quick turnaround. Like 10,000 miles, and it only took 20 minutes for the procedure. Got straight off the plane yesterday after a 10-hour flight and came in and none other than my wide receiver coach, Kippy Brown, couldn’t wait to throw me in there. It was good being back out there.”

Of the procedure, he said: “It was something I had seen a few years ago and going over with Sam, Sam Ramsden (Seattle’s direftor of player health and performance) just sat down and talked about it and he thought it was a good idea. Couldn’t do nothing but help. That’s the worst thing, so might as well give it a try and see where it goes.”

Here’s some video of Rice talking about it after practice today:

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