Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush helped reinvigorate their offense and helped them win their season opener with 191 all-purpose yards. Along the way he got a little banged up suffering a dislocated thumb, and injuries to his groin and hip. Cameras actually caught trainers popping Bush’s thumb back into place early in the game.
Head coach Jim Schwartz saw how important Bush was to this offense and doesn’t plan on limiting his workload in an effort to protect Bush or keep him healthy.
“We’re going to go win games and score points,” Schwartz said, via the Detroit Free Press. “Reggie’s a tough guy. There’s probably, I don’t know how many running backs carry or touch the ball as many times as he did yesterday, but anybody that did is probably experiencing the same kind of things today.
“His thumb happened on a pass. That’s life in the big city. You’re a running back in the NFL, there’s going to be some Monday’s where you’re not going to be feeling great. Feel a little bit better when you get the win and when you make the plays that he made. That’s what we’re looking for from him and not anything else.”