Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has been progressing well from a knee injury he suffered in last week’s game against the Washington Redskins, and it looks like Bush should be able to start against the Washington Redskins this week. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Reggie Bush practiced today and “showed no signs of injury”.
That’s terrific news for Lions fans, and Bush will likely play against the Redskins on Sunday. He still isn’t a lock, though, because he hasn’t been medically cleared. Beyond that, the Lions could simply limit Bush’s snaps this week and give Joique Bell the brunt of the touches, since Bell is an elite pass-catching back and is more than capable of carrying the load against the Redskins defense.
“No signs of injury” at today’s practice? It sounds like, barring any unforeseen event or an elaborate smokescreen, Reggie Bush will be playing on Sunday, and he avoided a knee scare here. It will be interesting to see if the Lions limit him on Sunday, but it looks like Bush will play. He has progressed better than most people expected, and the injury was a pretty minor one to begin with anyway. Bush has 145 receiving yards and 115 rushing yards (just 3.8 yards per carry) on the season.