Detroit Lions starting running back Reggie Bush did not practice today and reportedly had his right leg wrapped, which led to some concerns about a possible aggravated injury. Whenever a player suddenly misses a Friday practice, it is either as a precaution/rest day or due to a new injury or setback. In the former case, there is clearly nothing to worry about, but the latter case means that a player will most likely miss the game. It was thus important to check out any and all reports regarding Bush to get confirmation of a day of rest, and we have just that.
The Detroit Free Press’s Dave Birkett reports that Reggie Bush stated that he only missed practice today as a precaution, and Birkett adds that there is no aggravated knee injury here. It’s great news for Lions fans and is a sigh of relief for those who were worried about Bush’s status being in doubt. He should have a big game this week against the Dallas Cowboys, and both he and Joique Bell are big keys to victory. The Cowboys struggle to cover running backs, and both Bush and Bell are easily two of the best receiving RBs in the NFL. They will cause plenty of problems for the Cowboys defense, and losing Bush for this game would have been a tough blow against a key opponent.
Bush has 23 receptions for 305 yards and two touchdowns this season, and the 28-year-old veteran has also made his presence felt on the ground with 426 rushing yards (71 yards per game on the ground, 51 per game through the air).