Dolphins running back Reggie Bush wasn’t on the team’s injury report Wednesday, which suggested the knee issue that’s been bothering him for the last few weeks was no longer a concern.
That suggestion may have been premature. Bush popped up on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant in practice because of a knee injury. It probably isn’t much of a coincidence that Bush said Wednesday, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, that he isn’t 100 percent recovered yet.
As we were reminded with the Bills and Mario Williams, the league’s injury policy requires teams to list all noteworthy or significant injuries even if a player misses no practice or game reps. Bush may have been limited just to rest and he’s expected to play this Sunday, but his admission that his knee wasn’t quite right made it hard for the Dolphins to avoid listing him on the Thursday injury report after leaving him off on Wednesday.
Having Bush this weekend against the Rams looks like it will be essential as running back Daniel Thomas missed another practice as a result of a concussion. His chances of playing aren’t good, leaving Bush and Lamar Miller to do the work at tailback in Week Six. Cornerback Richard Marshall also missed Thursday’s session and he seems likely to miss his second straight game as a result.