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Reggie Bush “not too concerned” about knee injury

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Running back Reggie Bush had a stirring debut for the Lions in Week One, gaining nearly 200 total yards in a victory, but Week Two wasn’t quite so enjoyable.

Bush was forced out of the game in the first half after taking a hit to his left knee and then returned in the second half just long enough to lose a fumble before retreating to the bench for the rest of the day. Bush said after the game that he “wasn’t myself” and shouldn’t have come back into the game after hurting his knee, which will have an MRI on Monday. Bush is not expecting to hear any bad news after the test.

“I’m not too concerned,” Bush said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We’ll see how it goes tomorrow and take it one day at a time. I’m not too concerned, though. I think I’ll be all right and I’m going to do everything I can to get back on the field Sunday, even if I have to rehab 24 hours a day.”

The Lions hope he’s right. They had 90 yards of offense in the second half of the game and let a 21-13 lead over the Cardinals disappear into a 25-21 loss. The offensive downturn can’t all be blamed on Bush’s absence, but it took an important piece out of the works and the Lions failed to adapt well enough to hold on for a win in the desert.

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20 Responses to “Reggie Bush “not too concerned” about knee injury”
  1. jimmysee says: Sep 16, 2013 6:44 AM

    Failing to adapt is a Lions trademark.

  2. intforatd says: Sep 16, 2013 6:55 AM

    Wonder what the Vegas Odds are for him to play all 16 games? 10%? Two weeks in a row this guy is dinged. Keep overusing him Detroit, he is perfect for your offense, or the IR, LOL

  3. bennyb82 says: Sep 16, 2013 7:00 AM

    If Bush cannot stay on the field, this team will be worse than last year. All the other team would have to do is take away Calvin.There is no elite 2nd WR…

  4. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 16, 2013 7:01 AM

    Good man Bush. Healthy or not though, our coach sucks!

  5. mayorstafford says: Sep 16, 2013 7:04 AM

    Looks like my boys are well on their way to 5-11. The ineptitude of this coaching staff is astounding. Cunningham should have been gone after last year..no questions asked. Linehan is a complete joke. Get well, Reggie. You are a fine player. I feel bad that you chose the Lions in FA.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Sep 16, 2013 7:43 AM

    I’m not concerned either. It’s just the Lions. It’s not like they had a chance to have a winning season.

  7. metrocritical says: Sep 16, 2013 7:50 AM

    With Jahvid Best, the Lion offense was potent and without him it was lifeless. Adding Reggie Bush was like taking a mega dose of Viagra. Voila! The team looked might again offensively. Yesterday’s game showed, once again, is that this coaching staff can’t coach. They have one blueprint and no ability to adjust to the flow of the game. It’s inexcusable to not have an effective plan to implement in situations where Bush is out for extended periods. After Bush’s injury, it was 2012 all over again with the clueless offensive staff having no idea what to do next. And on the subject of clueless, how about the secondary coach? Someone needs to remind the DBs, not named Chris Houston, that the rules permit watching for the ball on deep routes and knocking it away. And does anyone on the team have an easier job than Michael Spurlock? The temperature is falling, Brandon Pettigrew is dropping the easy ones and the Lions blew another lead on the road. Good morning, Detroit, the NFL equivalent to Groundhog Day.

  8. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 16, 2013 7:58 AM

    The Lions will look great this coming Sunday against the Washington R-words, mark my words.

    The Lions will claim to have worked out all the kinks and say they’re on their way to big things after they win but the truth is that ANY team playing Washington this year is in line for huge stats and a W. Even the Jaguars…

  9. hockeytowninhabitant says: Sep 16, 2013 8:19 AM

    Are u guys serious? After his amazing week 1 performance EVERYONE was lovin him up. Now he gets a minor knee injury and the season is all of a sudden over for the Lions

  10. redwingfan1234 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:39 AM

    “Cunningham should have been gone after last year..no questions asked. ”

    Absolutely!!! I don’t know what it will take to fire Schwartz and co., but I hope it happens this year. Even with a 10-6 season, this coaching staff is too nonchalant about discipline to ever be effective when it counts.

  11. ajlafrance says: Sep 16, 2013 8:45 AM

    Special teams were horrible. Akers missed 2 field goals that would’ve won the game. Plus the Cards had them backed up under the 20 yard line on almost every punt. And Stafford choked big time on that last drive. It’s only one game though. That’s what I keep telling myself….

  12. metrocritical says: Sep 16, 2013 8:55 AM

    With Jahvid Best, the Lion offense was potent and without him it was lifeless. Adding Reggie Bush was like taking a mega dose of Viagra. Voila! The team looked mighty again offensively. Yesterday’s game showed, once again, that this coaching staff can’t coach. They have one blueprint and no ability to adjust to the flow of the game. It’s inexcusable to not have an effective plan to implement in situations where Bush is out for extended periods. After Bush’s injury, it was 2012 all over again with the clueless offensive staff having no idea what to do next. And on the subject of clueless, how about the secondary coach? Someone needs to remind the DBs, not named Chris Houston, that the rules permit watching for the ball on deep routes and knocking it away. And does anyone on the team have an easier job than Michael Spurlock? The temperature is falling, Brandon Pettigrew is dropping the easy ones and the Lions blew another lead on the road. Good morning, Detroit, the NFL equivalent to Groundhog Day.

  13. jiggles423 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:09 AM

    Three simple reasons why we lost. 1) Stupid penalties 2) Dropped passes; looking at you Pettigrew and Bell 3) Lack of explosive plays from people not named Calvin Johnson. With Bush we are a very dangerous team but how do we not have a backup plan for him getting hurt? Isn’t that why we were terrible last year? Not throwing in the towel this season, far from it. I want to see some changes, give Fauria a chance and where the hell did Scheff disappear to? Can’t wait to see Broyles back at 100%. Lets not jump off the ledge yet, we did win more division games this year than all of last year…

  14. polegojim says: Sep 16, 2013 9:27 AM

    Every bit of criticism has been earned by the Lions coaching staff.

    The offense is a mess… looks out of sync, incompetent and lost 50% of the time. I’m not just talking about plays that didn’t work… I’m talking about busted, broken, bad, bad, bad situational play calling and conception.

    Defense is not getting done what it should… completely porous second level/middle that just begs QBs to throw short slants or zips up the middle… which they DO with great success. Decent against the run… but that only goes ‘so far’.

  15. igotgamenj says: Sep 16, 2013 9:56 AM

    Same thing happened last year with Miami Reggie started out like a house on fire..gets a knee inj in 3rd game vs the Jets game and was never the same player.

  16. charlesanakin says: Sep 16, 2013 10:23 AM

    The problem is they lack a #2 WR (or offensive threat, with Bush out) who can make any plays beyond 7yds. Until they address that the Lions will have issues on offense. Pettigrew was terrible yesterday. They need to upgrade over him too.

  17. purpleguy says: Sep 16, 2013 11:13 AM

    The guy is a good player, but made of paper mache’. To be great, you must be durable and play through injuries. Bush should take a look at the team’s all-pro WR for inspiration.

  18. cometkazie says: Sep 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    How much is Bush making this year?

  19. doe22us says: Sep 16, 2013 3:16 PM

    I have said this before and will say it again, Bush is dynamic when healthy, but often times he is injured an that is that.

  20. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 16, 2013 4:57 PM

    This was a game the Lions could have and should have won. In the second half, no Reggie Bush, there was no offensive spark.

    Dropped passes, especially Pettigrew … bad!

    Secondary that got burned even with Larry Fitzgerald out of the game … bad!

    Personal foul penalty that kept a drive alive … bad!

    Blown field goals by Akers cost us points that were the game differential. Bring back Kickalicious!

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