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Seahawks' Rice goes to Europe for knee treatment

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By John Boyle
Herald Writer
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RENTON -- Percy Harvin wasn't the Seattle Seahawks' only high-profile receiver who is away from the team Tuesday.
Sidney Rice was in Switzerland having a non-surgical procedure done on his knee.
"He's off campus getting some special treatments right now," Carroll said. "We're taking care of his knee thing that we've been monitoring right now. He's actually in Switzerland. ... He's a long ways away getting some work done. We're really excited about what he's doing, it's something we've been working with for a long time. The timing came up where this is when he has to take his break to go get his procedures, so he'll be gone for a couple of days."
Carroll said Rice is not having surgery, and that they expect him to be at full speed when he returns. Rice had been practicing prior to Tuesday's practice, though he was limited in the amount of reps he took on Saturday and Sunday.
"He was practicing fine when he was out here, but this was a procedure they've been waiting to do," Carroll said. "When he comes back he'll go right back on the field. He didn't get hurt, we're just trying help him along, we think we have something going here that might really help him, and I can't tell you what it is, because I'd make a mistake."
While Carroll either couldn't or wouldn't get into more details, there are a number of recent cases where U.S. athletes have traveled to Europe for stem-cell therapy, which is not approved by the FDA but is legal in several European countries.
Roster move
The Seahawks signed tight end/linebacker Jameson Konz, who first joined the team as a seventh-round pick in 2010. Tight end Victor Marshall was released to make room on the roster.
Herald Writer John Boyle: jboyle@heraldnet.com
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