Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and this led to worries that his calf injury was severe enough to hold him out of today’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. But neither Bush nor the Lions seemed worried about his status, and Bush didn’t seem to suffer a discernible calf injury in the previous game when he ran all over the Green Bay Packers porous defense on Thanksgiving.
Bush returned to the practice field on Friday, and most people stated that he would be good-to-go this week after practicing. Now, we have confirmation from insiders Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Bush will be able to play today against the Eagles.
It’s been a terrific season for Bush, who is averaging well over 100 yards from scrimmage due to his elusive rushing ability and excellent pass-catching ability. He and Joique Bell form one of the league’s best running back tandems, and there is little doubt that the guys on the offensive line are also doing an extraordinary job. Larry Warford has been a home-run pick as a rookie, and UDFA rookie LaAdrian Waddle might be the best player non-Lions fans have never heard of.
Consider Reggie Bush a very safe start for fantasy owners.