Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush had a huge debut with his new team and helped them win the season opener against Minnesota Vikings. All in all, Bush collected 191 yards through the air and on the ground off 25 touches.
More impressive might be that he did it with a dislocated thumb in the first quarter, which trainers popped back in and a groin injury that came in the second quarter.
Those were the injuries we knew about, and they haven’t kept him from fully participating in practice. But on Thursday he fully participated with what was listed as a groin and a knee injury.
That is one that we didn’t know about.
From Pro Football Talk:
Either the knee wasn’t injured on Wednesday, or the Lions decided they’d better disclose the knee injury on Thursday, given that Bush blabbed to NFL Network about it on Wednesday.
“It’s funny, the dislocated thumb came on the first drive; the pulled groin came on the second drive,” Bush told NFLN. “And then I hyperextended my knee in the second quarter — it was like I had everything going against me in that first half and then thankfully enough I able to kind of settle down.”
It sounds like the latter suggestion is closer to what happened. They were forced to disclose the injury once Bush talked about it in the media. Nevertheless it didn’t slow him down last week and there is no reason to think it will slow him down this week.