2013-2014 GAMEDAY PRIMER: Cowboys vs. Lions | Reggie Bush misses practice with leg injury

GAMEDAY PRIMER - Reggie Bush misses Lions practice with leg injury

The Detroit Lions aren’t the same team without running back Reggie Bush on the field. We learned that in Week 3, when Detroit’s ground game withered up in a tight win over the Washington Redskins as Bush watched from the sideline with a left knee injury.

On Friday, an injury to Bush’s right leg kept him out of practice ahead of Sunday’s tilt with the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced.

The Detroit News described it as an upper leg tweak, and Bush was seen with the leg wrapped after not being listed on Thursday’s injury report. Also missing the session were offensive tackle Corey Hilliard (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knees) and wide receiver Nate Burleson (arm), but Bush’s absence comes out of nowhere.

We don’t expect him to miss Sunday’s game — not until we hear something more dire — but if he can’t handle a full workload, Joique Bell will be in for a busy day. Bell has shown well in limited snaps, but no one can replace Bush’s playmaking ability in Detroit. We’ll keep an eye on this one.

Editors update: The story above, as reported by the drama queens at NFL.com, implies that Reggie Bush might miss the matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Here’s an update from the Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush sat out practice today with a right leg injury, but Bush said his absence was “precautionary” and he’ll be fine for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

“Feel good,” Bush said. “Just taking a day off, getting ready for the game on Sunday.”

Lions coach Jim Schwartz has said several times this year that it’s important for players to practice midweek and that some guys will get maintenance days on Fridays.

Safety Louis Delmas (knee), tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) and receiver Nate Burleson (arm) also missed practice for the Lions today. Hilliard and Burleson are out, while Delmas will play against the Cowboys.

If Reggie Bush can't play, Joique Bell will be in for a busy day when the Dallas Cowboys face Detroit Lions - 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys schedule

Detroit Lions injury report (10-24-2013)

Name Position Injury Practice Status Game Status
Louis Delmas S Limited Participation in Practice
Theo Riddick RB Full Participation in Practice
Brandon Pettigrew TE Limited Participation in Practice
Corey Hilliard T Did Not Participate In Practice
Rashean Mathis CB Limited Participation in Practice
Andre Fluellen DT Limited Participation in Practice
Nate Burleson WR Out (Definitely Will Not Play)
Jason Fox T Limited Participation in Practice
Ashlee Palmer LB Limited Participation in Practice
Calvin Johnson WR Limited Participation in Practice
Riley Reiff T Limited Participation in Practice

Dallas Cowboys injury report (10-24-2013)

Name Position Injury Practice Status Game Status
Lance Dunbar RB Limited Participation in Practice
DeMarco Murray RB Limited Participation in Practice
DeMarcus Ware DE Did Not Participate In Practice
Miles Austin WR Limited Participation in Practice
Nick Hayden DT Did Not Participate In Practice
Ronald Leary G Full Participation in Practice
DeVonte Holloman LB Did Not Participate In Practice
George Selvie DE Limited Participation in Practice
Dez Bryant WR Full Participation in Practice
Morris Claiborne CB Did Not Participate In Practice
J.J. Wilcox S Limited Participation in Practice
Jason Hatcher DT Limited Participation in Practice
Dwayne Harris WR Full Participation in Practice
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