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Reggie Bush says knee pain slowed him down on Sunday

Reuters

Reggie Bush suffered a knee injury in Week Three and then played anyway in Week Four. But he wasn’t playing at full speed.

Bush averaged 3.9 yards a carry Sunday against the Cardinals, his worst average in a game since November of last year, and he told reporters on Wednesday that the reason is he was still feeling the effects of that knee injury.

I was hurting; I’m not going to lie,” Bush said, via the Miami Herald. “I tried to fight through it. I did the best I could.”

Bush said he expects to be better this week against the Bengals.

“I’m not going to make any excuses,” Bush said. “I’ve got to play better. I didn’t play well at all.”

If Bush can’t play better, he may be doing the Dolphins a disservice by toughing it out. If he can’t play well, he shouldn’t play at all.

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8 Responses to “Reggie Bush says knee pain slowed him down on Sunday”
  1. peteynz says: Oct 4, 2012 8:05 AM

    Love this new Reggie Bush. Been running great ever since he got to Miami.

  2. lunt101 says: Oct 4, 2012 8:08 AM

    “I’m not gonna make any excuses. I was hurting. I tried to fight through it but I was hurting. No excuses.”

  3. miamatt says: Oct 4, 2012 8:11 AM

    He still broke a few nice runs, and would have had a better day if not for a nine yard loss on a terrible pitch from Tannehill.

  4. bradg631 says: Oct 4, 2012 8:14 AM

    Having to run against your own defense can be tough…

  5. annes22 says: Oct 4, 2012 8:20 AM

    Leave Reggie out on Sunday, if he isn’t right. We don’t need him going out for the rest of the season.

  6. jonevans83 says: Oct 4, 2012 9:10 AM

    If you goons are going to use quote marks, you have to actually “quote” exactly what he said. /boggle

  7. addict2sport says: Oct 4, 2012 10:10 AM

    I hope Rey Rey knocks the excuses out of him.

  8. hehateme2 says: Oct 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    @addict2sports- I’d be careful what you wish for. Look what happened to the jets. ROFL

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