When Dolphins running back Reggie Bush said in the offseason that he wants to lead the league in rushing, we scoffed for two reasons. First, new coach Joe Philbin likely won’t rely on one running back. Second, Reggie likely won’t stay healthy.
The first injury came in Week Three.
According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, a helmet that Bush took to the left knee could cause him to miss a few weeks. Consistent with other reports (including ours), it’s not believed to be a season-ending injury.
Bush had 61 yards rushing before exiting the game, and he tried to return after halftime but the knee stiffened.
He has twice injured his left knee in the past, including a partially torn PCL in 2007 and a sprained MCL and torn meniscus the following year.
Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller will carry the load in Bush’s absence.