The Detroit Lions announced this morning that they would have both running back Reggie Bush and cornerback Chris Houston for today’s matchup vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
Both players were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, but it appears Bush suffered a setback during pregame warmups:
97.1 sideline reporter @ajortiz3 said Bush may have re-aggravated calf injury. Slipped, slammed helmet down and was surrounded by trainers.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) December 8, 2013
Bush showed up on Wednesday’s injury report with a calf injury after practicing on Tuesday. He missed Wednesday and Thursday practices, but returned on Friday.
The Lions’ inactives are guard Rodney Austin, cornerback Chris Greenwood, offensive lineman Leroy Harris, offensive tackle Corey Hilliard, running back Mikel Leshoure, quarterback Kellen Moore and cornerback Darius Slay, so it’s too-late to add Bush to that list and activate Leshore, meaning Joique Bell is slated for a heavy load today if Bush cannot play.
Per Detroitlions.com, the Lions lead the NFL in total yards per game (179.1) from the running back position. They are second in receiving yards (846) from their running backs and sixth in rushing yards (1,303).
Against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving, he Lions ran for 241 yards — 117 from Bush and 94 from Bell — and got 104 receiving yards from those two.
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