Reggie Bush back on the Dolphins injury report

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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.

9 responses to “Reggie Bush back on the Dolphins injury report

  1. @mikealstott:

    He may not lead the league in rushing, but he’s on pace for 1,500 yards from scrimmage this year. That’s a lot more than your namesake ever gained in any given year. Actually, Bush had 1,382 yards from scrimmage last year, also more than Big Mike gained in any year of his career. Out of 21 possible games since he came to Miami, he’s started 20. Sounds like a pretty good starting halfback to me.

  2. Bush has not lived up to the hype from USC but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a good running back. He’s a very dangerous weapon running, passing, and returning, and he poses problems for defenses. As a football fan, I want to see him play. As a Rams fan, I hope he sits this game out.

  3. No surprise a guy named “mikealstott” is trolling other teams.

    His alternative is to read about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season so far.

  4. Once Reggie goes on the injury report, he never really comes off it. Sad that such a great athlete cannot stay healthy. And it’s a tribute to his durability that he has been able to maintain such a high level of play, when healthy, despite some pretty horrible injuries in the past.

  5. The Rams have had issues defending backs on screens and swing passes, especially on third and long situations. I’m sure the Dolphins have seen it on film and Reggie is licking his chops.

  6. I think Reggie plays on Sunday. Especially with the Rams coming to town. And to any who deny he isn’t one of the best backs in the league… you’re nuts. Runs hard, finds holes… runs into crowds and comes out… and breaks away with speed. Injury happens, just have to hope it doesn’t or you minimize it.

  7. …aside from receivers the Phins should keep on eye open for good tailback coming out on the draft…love to have Bush for a few more years but he is prone to too many scrapes & bruises. In the mean time


  8. He is going to live on the injury report for the rest of the season unless Coach Sherman starts using him correctly and getting him more involved in the passing game.

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