When the Detroit Lions signed Reggie Bush this offseason, I immediately saw the move as one of the most underrated and least-talked about acquisitions this year. I thought Bush would be a perfect fit for Detroit’s pass-happy offense and, well, so far it looks like I wasn’t wrong.
Unfortunately for the Lions, Bush suffered a knee injury last Sunday and had missed practice all week up until Friday. On Thursday, Bush met with the media and told them he would be back at practice come Friday, and he did not disappoint.
However, due to his already injury-ridden 2013 season, the Lions have the possibility of holding him out or limiting his touches. With backup Joique Bell playing pretty decently through two games and Mikel Leshoure’s knowledge of the offense, the Lions wouldn’t necessarily be shocking anyone if they decided to rest their newfound star for a week.
So far this year, Bush has already dealt with a finger injury and a sore groin after week one. Now, dealing with a knee issue, Bush looks like he may be more prone to getting hurt than ever before.
If he can stay healthy, however, Bush will be one of the NFL’s most utilized backs in recent memory. Through two games — on a limited basis in week two — he already has 260 total yards from scrimmage; 115 on the ground and 145 through the air.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford would love his stud back to be in uniform Sunday against the hungry — and winless — Washington Redskins in what many people see as a Redskin victory in the making. If Bush cannot go, though, it will be Bell and Leshoure in the back field for Detroit.