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Bush’s collection of injuries grows

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Lions running back Reggie Bush told PFT after Sunday’s season-opening win over the Vikings that he can handle 25 touches per game all season long.

Those 25 touches, however, can lead to plenty of injuries.

His list of conditions officially has expanded to three.  On Wednesday, he fully participated in practice with a finger (actually, thumb) and groin injury.  On Thursday, Bush fully participated with a groin injury and a knee injury.

Either the knee wasn’t injured on Wednesday, or the Lions decided they’d better disclose the knee injury on Thursday, given that Bush blabbed to NFL Network about it on Wednesday.

“It’s funny, the dislocated thumb came on the first drive; the pulled groin came on the second drive,” Bush told NFLN.  “And then I hyperextended my knee in the second quarter — it was like I had everything going against me in that first half and then thankfully enough I able to kind of settle down.”

Bush has shown in recent years a durability some thought he didn’t possess.  But those limited touches in his earlier years are helping him now.

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19 Responses to “Bush’s collection of injuries grows”
  1. thepftpoet says: Sep 12, 2013 10:20 PM

    Vikings > Lions

    You got lucky one week

    BUMS!!!!!!

  2. hehateme2 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:21 PM

    Glass Man. He tried to carry the load with
    Miami but couldn’t do it either.

    Good for highlight reels only it seems… too few each year.

  3. cmehustle says: Sep 12, 2013 10:26 PM

    I had faith in Reggie and picked him as my first back in my fantasy league. Cmon Reggie, get it together! First Vereen and Amendola, I need you dog…

  4. bennyb82 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    As a Detroit fan I envision them giving him 30 touches this week and if that does not keep him out for the following week, then 35 the next game…

  5. mrcogburn says: Sep 12, 2013 11:05 PM

    Wise move, Miami.

  6. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 12, 2013 11:37 PM

    He can kiss the superbowl ring and the coach he won it with that he is still playing at this level at his age.
    Had he been with any other team than the Saints that used him as a bellcow back he would be Michael Turner.

  7. tavia47 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:05 AM

    Come back home Reggie to Nola Saints for life”

  8. hyzers says: Sep 13, 2013 12:21 AM

    That was sweet when he outplayed the best running back in the NFL last week.

  9. ozymandias121 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:53 AM

    Was a loser at USC, now a loser in the NFL.

  10. faulkn22 says: Sep 13, 2013 6:07 AM

    The only important part of that story was that he ran for most of those yards after he got hurt. Can’t say he isn’t tough.

  11. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 13, 2013 6:54 AM

    Bush seems to be made of porcelain.

    Limit him to 5 touches per game.

  12. jamezz23 says: Sep 13, 2013 7:58 AM

    Its hard not to use him. Honestly I have not seen a faster, shifter running back in a Detroit uniform in a long time. Totally not comparing him to Adrian Peterson, I’m smarter than that, but the way he looked against Minnesota, making people miss in the backfield and turning negative plays into 10 yarders. And that’s what Peterson has always done to us. We just have to use him smartly, and lighten his work load if we are winning and bell is running the ball well, let him get some more touches

  13. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 13, 2013 8:10 AM

    It’s almost as if they had too many weapons on those old Saint teams and not enough time in a game to get everyone, especially Reggie, the ball enough.

  14. modown0 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:30 AM

    thelastpieceofcheese says:
    Sep 13, 2013 6:54 AM
    Bush seems to be made of porcelain.

    Limit him to 5 touches per game.

    _____________________________________

    Last time I checked porcelain is one of the toughest and strongest materials available…

  15. purpleguy says: Sep 13, 2013 10:43 AM

    Great player if used correctly — and that ain’t 20-30 touches a game. Gym Shorts and Linehan are going to break down his tissue paper-like body trying to save their jobs.

  16. joeslacco says: Sep 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    Gotta love the butt hurt vikings fans with their BUM QB. Must be sad since The Bush man outplayed AP, 2500 yards? Hahahah. Your chance was last year, you’re gonna be last in the div. You’ll draft another bum QB and be on the hunt for another HC..

  17. mack2x says: Sep 13, 2013 11:38 AM

    mrcogburn says:
    Wise move, Miami.

    Right, because Miller and Thomas are lighting it up in Miami!

  18. jmacphee9 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:49 AM

    thepftpoet says:
    Sep 12, 2013 10:20 PM
    Vikings > Lions

    You got lucky one week

    BUMS!!!!!!

    you literally didnt even watch the game if you are basing it off the two teams showings last week.

  19. warhammer420 says: Sep 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    He’ll be fine. As long as he doesn’t blow a tire (ACL, MCL), he’s gonna wreck the league this year.

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