Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is the latest NFL player to voice his disapproval of playing on Thursdays. While the games generate tons of money for advertisers, many players insist the lack of rest makes injuries more likely.
I’m not a huge fan of it. We don’t get a lot of time for our bodies to recover. Football games – I always try to relate them to for the average person – it’s just like being in a car crash. Like literally every time you’re getting hit is like being in a car crash. Imagine as a running back you’re getting hit – I touched the ball at least 20 to 30 times a game, that’s 20 to 30 car crashes you’re in in two hours. It’s tough to get your body back ready that quick for a game on Thursday.
Teammate Nate Burleson echoed Bush’s opinion, but he replaced “car crash” with “routine trip to the pizza parlor.”
[Source: CBS Detroit]