The Detroit Lions offense wasn’t as effective in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals as they were in the first half. A lot of that was due to not having Reggie Bush on the field.
Bush took a helmet to the knee late in the second quarter and although he returned to the game, he was limited to just a handful of snaps, mostly late in the first half.
The Lions will get some rest tomorrow but injured players will some attention from the team’s medical staff. That attention includes a scheduled MRI for Bush on Monday. Jim Schwartz noted that Bush felt he lacked explosion off the knee but if Bush is worried about the injury, he isn’t letting on. He had this to say after today’s loss:
“I’m not too concerned,” Bush said. “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.”
Bush hasn’t been known for durability during his NFL career but he did play in all 16 games last season – it was just the second time he has done so. We should know more in the next few days if there is more to worry about here.