Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush had a break out game with 191 all-purpose yards. It didn’t come with out bumps and bruises though. Early in the first quarter Bush dislocated his thumb trying to catch a pass.
“It was facing the wrong direction,” Bush said, via Justin Rogers of MLive.com. ”Thankfully I was able to just tape it up and carry the ball in my right hand.”
That would have you thinking he was banged up
Bush said to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio after the game, “I’m not banged up.”
“It will probably start killing me in a little bit, once everything wears off,” Bush said according to MLive.com.
Despite the injuries he toughed it out anyways.
“That’s what those guys do,” head coach Jim Schwartz said. “No guy is going to come out because of a little thing like that.”
Bush touched the ball 25 times in his debut and piled up 191 all-purpose yards, 90 on the ground and 101 yards receiving. He also found the end zone once. He actually found it twice but one of the touchdowns was called back.The Lions beat the Vikings 34-24. That helped him put up some gaudy fantasy football numbers for those people who believed in him and played him.