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Sidney Rice has hip surgery

Updated: August 24, 2010, 7:40 PM ET
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brett Favre's job just got a whole lot tougher.

Favre and the Minnesota Vikings will play the first half of the season -- or more -- without Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice, who had hip surgery this week.

Coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that Rice had the procedure in Vail, Colo., on Monday night. He couldn't give a specific timetable for Rice's return, but said typically it takes about eight weeks before a player can even get back to practice, let alone ...

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