Reggie Bush has not been cleared

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is shaping up to be a game-time decision for Week 3 against the Washington Redskins, and he reportedly has a 50-50 chance of playing on Sunday. Bush injured his knee against the Arizona Cardinals last week, and he was able to avoid an injury with any long-term ramifications. That said, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was hesitant on Bush short-term prospects, and he didn’t practice yesterday.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) walks off the field after defeating the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

That said, Bush probably won’t practice this week, and he would probably only get a limited practice session in on Friday if he practices at all. The most important thing for the Lions to do is to give Reggie Bush as much rest as possible  this week in the hopes of having him healthy against the Redskins. But with the emergence of Joique Bell and the risk of aggravating Bush’s knee injury, the Lions will likely be cautious with bringing Bush along. Again, this smells like a game-time decision for Bush, and I actually think he’ll miss this week’s game against the Redskins but will play against the Chicago Bears; we’ll know more tomorrow.

Reggie Bush stated this morning in a weekly radio interview  on WXYT-FM (97.1), via the Detroit Free Press, that he has not been cleared to play by team doctors.

He did say, though, that he feels good and is better than expected, ”I feel a lot better than I thought I was going to be feeling at this point in time. My knee feels pretty good. It’s a day-to-day thing right now. Thankfully, I avoided anything serious that might have required surgery or being out for a long period of time.”

Bush believes that he will be able to play against the Redskins.

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Topics: Detroit Lions, Fantasy Football, Injury Report, Lions Vs Redskins, Reggie Bush

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