The Detroit Lions got some good news today when Reggie Bush was able to take the practice field for the first time this week. Bush was ineffective, and ultimately forced out of last week’s game against the Cardinals after taking a helmet to the knee in the second quarter.
Tests revealed no structural damage but while the team dodged the bullet of a long-term injury, Bush’s status for Sunday’s game in Washington was in doubt. Bush returning to practice is obviously a huge step, but even better is that he reportedly is looking comfortable on the field in early warmups and drills.
Reggie Bush practiced today with sleeve on his knee. Showed no signs of injury running before practice, caught passes from Stafford in shell
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 20, 2013
The latest news out of practice makes it sounds like we can expect Bush to suit up on Sunday. We’ll know more when the Lions release their final injury report later this afternoon. At that time they will have to designate Bush as out, doubtful, questionable or probable based on what they believe represents the likelihood Bush will be able to play.
If Bush does play on Sunday, the true test will come when he takes a few hits. Getting back on that practice field to run and catch a few passes isn’t exactly the same as facing an opposing defense on gameday.