Reggie Bush downplays minicamp injury: “Just tweaked my ankle a little bit”
The 28-year-old Bush took a screen pass and went to make a cut when he planted awkwardly on his left foot. Bush stayed on the grass for a few second, and when he finally got up he seemed to be limping. But, Bush didn’t miss any snaps with the first-team offense as he quickly returned to the lineup. Bush didn’t seem to be having any issues with his ankle while running a few extra passing routes with Joique Bell and Mikel Leshoure after practice.
However, for a second there, players and coaches on the field collectively held their breaths over the unclear state of Bush’s injury, since he is considered a big part of the Lions offense and losing him could be a huge hit to their running game.
"I understand, yes," Bush said with a laugh, after his ankle injury that gave everyone a little scare today. “I definitely see the opportunity to make an impact in this offense right away.”
Bush said apparently the injury didn’t do any real damage, and he doesn’t expect it to be an issue going forward this offseason. He used the words “fine” and “good” to describe the current state of his ankle.
“No, I knew I just tweaked it a little bit,” said Bush. “I just planted wrong. Nothing I haven’t been through. I’m good, and I didn’t miss any time or any reps.”
"You're going to get little nicks here and there, but the best thing you can do is jump on it right away, not let it linger," added Bush. "That's where seven years experience comes in."
The Lions were already missing five players during the second day of minicamp on Wednesday. Among them, safety Louis Delmas, cornerback Jonte Green, guard Leroy Harris and wide receiver Brian Robiskie were missing their second straight minicamp practice. Offensive lineman Bill Nagy joined them on the sidelines today after a limping issue from Tuesday’s practice.
In other injury report coming from the Lions’ minicamp, rookie guard Larry Warford seemed to have gotten banged during Wednesday’s practice as he was reportedly spotted being “escorted out of the locker room by training staff.”
Meanwhile, cornerback Darius Slay (torn meniscus) and wide receiver Ryan Boyles practiced fully for the second straight day at Lions’ minicamp.