Sep 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) walks off the field after being injured in the second quarter during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Bush says he's optimistic about playing Sunday

Though nothing is guaranteed yet, it appears Reggie Bush feels confident that he’ll be able to rejoin his Detroit Lions for their upcoming game against the reeling Washington Redskins. Bush, who injured his knee against the Arizona Cardinals, spoke after practice on Thursday about his recovery:

It’s a long way to Sunday, but obviously I’m optimistic about playing. I always am. But today was a good day.


The progress thus far since last Sunday has been really good. I feel a lot further than I expected. It feels a lot better than I thought it was going to feel, so I’m happy where it is right now. Today was a very positive day, so we’ll just see what happens tomorrow (USA Today Sports).

Bush also revealed that he wasn’t completely honest with his coaches in the Arizona game when they asked him how his knee was feeling, letting his competitiveness get the best of him:

When I got injured, I probably should have stayed out of the game. But coaches asked me and I felt I could go and I could fight through the pain. And I couldn’t and it showed on the field. It showed on one of the run plays where nobody really touched me and I went down and the next play was the fumble. It was kind of a snowballing effect.

The good news is, as was reported earlier, Bush participated in Detroit’s practice on Friday. Considering how bad Washington’s run defense is, he could be in for a big game this Sunday if he’s healthy.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

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