Reggie Bush practices on Friday

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One of the Lions’ most important offensive players has returned to practice late in the work week.

After missing Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury, running back Reggie Bush practiced on Friday, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported.

The Lions (1-1) visit winless Washington on Sunday.

On Twitter, Twentyman observed that the knee did not appear to be “hampering” Bush, who was going through football drills.

Bush has had a positive impact on the Lions’ offense in his first two games with the club, rushing for 115 yards and racking up 145 yards receiving. His versatility makes him a strong fit in a pass-focused Detroit offense.

If Bush were unable to play Sunday, Joique Bell would likely get the bulk of the work at tailback.