The Lions have given running back Reggie Bush days off from practice here and there this season, always citing the knee that kept him out of one game early this season as the reason for his absence.
As a result, the fact that Bush didn’t take part in practice on Wednesday wouldn’t normally be particularly noteworthy. It catches one’s attention when you notice that the listed reason was his calf and take note that Bush took part in Tuesday’s informal practice with the team, however.
There’s been no indication about severity out of Detroit, but the appearance of a new injury is going to make his practice status something to watch over the rest of the week. Joique Bell has served the Lions well as both a complement to Bush and a lead back when Bush has been out or ineffective this season.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and safety Louis Delmas also sat out practice, but both are listed with the knee injuries that they have been managing all season.