Lions’ Reggie Bush is “pushing to play”

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

The Detroit Lions hoped bringing in free agent running back Reggie Bush would balance out their offense. Bush showed that he could help the Lions offense as planned with 191 all-purpose yards in the season opener, unfortunately for the Lions he left that game banged up. Earlier this week it was suggested that the Lions are considering holding Bush out of Sunday’s game to help him fully recover.

From Pro Football Talk:

Bush has a knee injury, and the Lions have listed him as questionable. Technically a 50-50 proposition, the scales could tilt toward shutting him down for Week Three.

Per a league source, the Lions may opt to play it safe with Bush. They want him to be available for the long haul, and so they’re inclined to give him a week off to heal before putting him back in harm’s way.

Now on GameDay First, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Reggie Bush is “pushing to play.” This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering Bush’s own comments earlier this week.

From USA Today Sports:

“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.”

If you have Bush on your fantasy team you might want to consider not starting him. It seems like he won’t play and if he does it will be in a very limited and controlled situation.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Reggie Bush

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