Raiders running back Michael Bush said on his Twitter account Tuesday he underwent surgery the previous day that included the insertion of screws in his left thumb to repair a fracture.
Bush even gave it a name. It’s a “Bennett fracture,” which perhaps is fitting since teammate Michael Bennett was the one helping him tie his shoes in the locker room Saturday night.
According to an orthopedics web site, treatment for a Bennett fracture includes surgery if the joint surface is out of position to properly align bone fragments.
Bush gave no time frame for his return.
Everything we've heard has sounded optimistic on Bush's return, possibly by week 1, although missing some game action is certainly possible. Darren McFadden will likely get a larger role as Bush is eased in as the eventual #1 starter with McFadden serving as a 3rd down/pass catching back.