Vikings WR Rice says 'Everything is alright'

Vikings Pro Bowl wide receiver Sidney Rice downplayed his hip injury when reached by phone Thursday, saying "Everything is alright. I'll be ready to go at camp."

Rice's agent Drew Rosenhaus tweeted that Rice is suffering from the lingering hip injury after rumors surfaced that his client had a groin injury that required surgery. Rice said he heard those rumors but he said he's still recovering from a hip injury that he suffered in the playoffs. Rice pulled out of the Pro Bowl because of the injury.

"We had it looked at [by doctors] and no surgery," Rice said.

Rice declined to give specifics about the nature of the injury, but he said doctors have told him to rest it as much as possible right now. He said he is mostly doing pool work but that he is able to run.

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