A Seattle offense coming off its worst statistical performance in more than two years took another hit Tuesday with the news that receiver Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Rice suffered the injury in Monday’s 14-9 win at St. Louis, leaving after a play in the second quarter when he dived unsuccessfully to corral a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone.
Coach Pete Carroll said after the game he didn’t know the extent of the injury. Tuesday afternoon, however, the team confirmed that Rice had torn his ACL and won’t return this season.
Rice was not putting up big numbers, Seattle’s third-leading receiver with 15 catches for 231 yards. But he is the team’s tallest receiver at 6 feet 4 with no other receiver taller than 6-1.
His loss means Seattle won’t be able field the receiving lineup it envisioned last March when it made a trade for Percy Harvin.
Harvin, who at 5-11 tends to line up more on the inside compared to Rice’s outside role, has yet to play th...