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Sidney Rice says “Dallas is still the destination”

As Vikings fans currently muddle through another valley in their up-and-down 2010 preseason, the man who caused the most recent wave of consternation has broken his silence regarding that abrupt decision to have surgery to repair a nagging hip injury.

Receiver Sidney Rice posted on his Twitter page moments ago, “To all my Vikes fans, hold ya head. . . We have a great cast and Dallas is still the destination!!!”

Rice also said that he’ll provide insight tomorrow regarding his surgery and “what the deciding factor was.”

We think the deciding factor was that he didn’t want to go back to being “just a guy” in his contract year, and that he feared the hip injury would potentially cause a regression, if it were not surgically repaired.

We also think that the surgery was delayed until quarterback Brett Favre had been hog tied in Hattiesburg last week. If Brett had known about Rice’s surgery, it would have been a lot harder to get Brett to make his way down that long driveway and go “all in” for another season.