Reggie Bush “optimistic” he’ll play against Redskins


Reggie Bush hurt his knee Sunday. (Ross D. Franklin / AP)

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush reiterated today that he thinks he will be able to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Whether he will is another matter.

“I feel a lot better than I thought I was going to be feeling at this point in time,” Bush, who hurt his knee Sunday, said in an interview Thursday morning with 97.1-FM in Detroit. “My knee feels pretty good. It’s a day-to-day thing right now. Thankfully, I avoided anything serious that might have required surgery or being out for a long period of time.

“I’m always optimistic to be able to play. I hate missing games. It pains me to miss practice. I hate missing practice because I feel like the reps in practice are vital to your performance on Sunday. Like I said, I’m optimistic to play Sunday. There’s so many different things that happen. I got to get approval from the doctors, the coaches, the trainers, so I still have my work cut out for me. I still got to prove and be able to show that I can go out there and play. That’s really all I can tell you right now. If I could tell you more, I would tell you.”

Bush hasn’t practiced this week.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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