Detroit Lions star running back Reggie Bush suffered an aggravated calf injury before last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles and was ruled inactive. He missed Thursday’s practice, but he did return to practice yesterday and has been fully expected to play in Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Detroit Free Press’s Dave Birkett reports that Bush was able to practice again today, and there is no doubt that he will be out there this week.
However, cornerback Chris Houston looks like a no-go against the Ravens, as the Lions CB missed today’s practice session, according to Birkett. Houston hasn’t practiced at all this week, but he did play last week against the Eagles after missing the previous game against the Green Bay Packers. It has been a disappointing season for Houston, but he is still a quality player. And with rookie Darius Slay injured after finally finding himself, Houston’s absence against Torrey Smith and the playoff-hungry Ravens would be a huge loss.
Houston is dealing with the same left foot injury that caused him to miss the aforementioned game against the Packers, and I wonder if the 29-year-old Arkansas product suffered a setback against the Eagles. Birkett notes that he played in 74 of 75 possible snaps, so he had to have played through any purported setback. It’s a situation that needs to be monitored closely, and it looks like Houston should be considered doubtful for the MNF clash.