Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush injured his knee in the first half of yesterday’s loss against the Arizona Cardinals, and he re-injured his left knee upon his return in the third quarter (he left the game following a costly fumble, but the injury is legit). Bush needed to undergo tests today (he might still need more) on his knee, but he is confident that he won’t miss time and stated he will do what he can to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 3. He also blamed the fumble on the knee injury and tweeted out some thumbs up signs.
The early indications are that the Detroit Lions dodged a bullet with Bush’s knee injury, because it could either be something or nothing. Although he’s not out of the woods yet, it would be shocking for Reggie Bush to be dealing with a long-term or serious injury here, based on a couple of reports. Per Michael Rothstein of ESPN NFL Nation, Jim Schwartz stated that Reggie Bush shouldn’t have any long-term knee issues in what can be described as an encouraging statement, ”The tests today were encouraging. He’s going to be sore but he doesn’t have anything that is going to be long term.”
The news on Reggie Bush at this point is good news, but I still wouldn’t count on him playing in the next game. There’s no timetable or diagnosis and even though the reports are looking good (Adam Schefter reported that the injury isn’t serious), Schwartz added that the injury could be a “medium-term” one, which means that he could miss a couple of games. Watch more reports on Bush closely, because this is a situation that could go in any direction. At this point, I would tentatively expect him to miss the Redskins game.
But overall, the early news on Bush is good, because the Lions have almost certainly avoided losing him for an extended period of time.