Detroit Lions star running back Reggie Bush did not practice on either Wednesday or Thursday, and his absence from Thursday’s practice was a bit concerning. Bush’s absence from Wednesday’s practice seemed to be a rest day, but he was only able to participate in “light” individual drills on Thursday’s practice, which meant that he really did pick up a calf injury of some sort. That injury, though, isn’t serious at all, and Bush was able to return to the practice field yesterday.
Friday’s practice was always going to dictate Bush’s status for tomorrow’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and the fact that he returned to practice yesterday means that he will play on Sunday. Bush should be a full-go tomorrow, so I think it’s perfectly safe to glance over the “questionable” tag that Bush has been slapped with by the Lions.
Bush is averaging about 118 yards from scrimmage per game this season, and he’s been more than what the Lions bargained for in the offseason. Not only has he made a big impact as a receiver out of the backfield, but he’s also averaging 4.7 yards per carry and continues to be one of the most agile backs in the NFL. He and Joique Bell probably form the best all-purpose back duo in the league, and they were at their best against a weak Green Bay Packers defense on Thanksgiving. Now that Bush is almost a lock to play, expect both him and Bell to put forth strong performances tomorrow.