According to an earlier report, running back Reggie Bush has not yet been cleared to play for the Detroit Lions, but is now saying he is optimistic he will play on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
“I want to say I’m optimistic about playing,” Bush told Michael Rothstein in a report from ESPN.com. “I always am. Today was a good day. The progress thus far since this last Sunday has been really good.”
So far in 2013, Reggie Bush has rushed 30 times for 115 yards and caught 7 passes for 145 yards for the Lions — and is a key to their offensive development and game plan.
“I think it’s a lot further than I expected and it feels a lot better than I thought it was going to feel. So I’m just happy where it is right now. Today was a very positive day and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.”
Bush initially injured the knee against the Arizona Cardinals in last Sunday’s game, but remained in the game. He is officially listed as ‘probable’ for this Sunday.
“I was concerned during the game, when it happened,” Bush said. “I wasn’t sure how serious it was, I just knew it was very painful and I was just praying to God that it wasn’t anything serious and wasn’t anything that was going to keep me out long term.
“My prayers are answered, and hopefully I’ll be able to play Sunday.”