A week after the Detroit Lions came away with a divisional victory over the Minnesota Vikings, running back Reggie Bush entered week two with two minor injuries — groin and finger. As they took on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Bush was hoping to remain relatively healthy and continue his hot start with Detroit.
In the second quarter, though, Bush collided with Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson during a 26-yard catch and run. His knee came into contact with Jefferson’s helmet, resulting in Bush immediately clutching the knee.
Bush was able to come back into the game at a later point, but acknowledged he was not himself.
“I was able to go back in the game, but I wasn’t myself,” Bush said. “I probably shouldn’t have gone back in. But I went back in and tried to give it a shot. Felt like I could still go, but I wasn’t myself.”
With this being the third documented injury so far in his young season, Bush’s health might be in question at this point. The Lions have already shown that he will be a vital part of their offense if healthy, but that’s just the question — will he be able to last the whole season?
Bush will get an MRI on the knee to see exactly what the diagnosis is, but right now I would be worried if I was a Lions fan. Bush has looked great so far with his new team, and could wind up with his biggest season yet as a pro if he can stay in the lineup. If not, the Lions will be forced to ride either Mikel Leshoure or Joique Bell for the time Bush may miss.