Reggie Bush Expects To Play On Monday NightBy: Tobias Roth - December 12, 2013
Reggie Bush missed out on Detroit’s last game in Philadelphia but expects to play in their big game on Monday night. This will be the first time that the Lions have played in a Monday Night Football game, and Bush does not want to miss the opportunity to play.
He is one of the older running backs in the league, and has experienced injuries before, but Reggie Bush still remains a very tough runner in the NFL. He sat out during the Lions’ previous game with an injury that he had suffered before the game started.
In the game that Bush sat out, the Lions faced the Eagles in the middle of a Philadelphia snowstorm that somehow found the Eagles taking command of the game and winning with a final score of 34-20.
While it was originally reported that Bush had injured himself while slipping on the snow, he later denied that claim. He said that he was already fighting a calf injury and simply aggravated the pulled muscle while jogging before the game.
On Wednesday the running back stated that he simply wasn’t healthy enough to play, and did not want to chance it when saying “I didn’t fall. It was definitely icy out there. There was definitely a lot of snow, but I didn’t fall on the ground or anything like that. I was just out there jogging. I wasn’t even really going hard. I was just jogging, and it just grabbed on me.”
Watching from the sideline was hard on Reggie Bush, and he is determined to make it back to the field on Monday, in an important game against the Baltimore Ravens, as both teams battle to stay alive for the playoffs. He has never missed a game for a pulled muscle before, and looks forward to getting back on the field.
He explained his frustration in last week’s game further when saying “What was at stake, playing on the road and just being out there with my teammates. It’s always hard being on the sidelines, being a spectator. I hate it, so I look forward to getting back this week.”
The Lions have a big game while also playing in front of a national audeince on Monday night, and it will certainly help to have Reggie Bush back on the field. The Lions still remain in first place in the NFC North, but need to show up with better performances in the final three weeks of the season if they expect to stay there.
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