Detroit Lions star running back Reggie Bush put on a Thanksgiving show against the Green Bay Packers with 117 rushing yards on 20 carries with a TD, and he also hauled in five passes for 65 yards. Bush has put up big numbers as a rusher and receiver in his first season with the Lions, and he’s certainly been a big part of this offense’s success. The Lions decision to sign Bush in the offseason was initially met with much praise, and it’s safe to say that the deal has worked out great for both sides.
Bush was unable to practice yesterday due to a calf injury, but there was no cause for alarm since the Lions could have been resting him on the first day of the week’s practice. But now that Lions official site beat writer Tim Twentyman is reporting that Bush only did “very light individual work” at today’s practice, it’s safe to say that there’s cause for concern regarding his chances of playing in this week’s key matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Although there is no reason to panic, there is reason to be concerned. The Lions will likely list Bush as a non-participant in practice today, and he’ll almost have to practice tomorrow in order to play on Sunday. If he isn’t able to get out there and practice on Friday, then I would consider Bush a “no-go” against the Eagles. It remains to be seen, however, if it will get to that point, but it’s best to keep close eyes on Bush’s practice status going forward. Regardless, he’s set to be listed as questionable and could end up being a game-time decision.