Despite some optimism last weekend, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush won't be playing on Sunday night when the defending Super Bowl champs are defending their turf against the Steelers.
Bush's fractured fibula is healing more slowly than expected. As of now, he could be out until Week 11 at the earliest, when the Saints return from their bye to host the Seahawks.
Though he has been medically cleared to run, he has not yet been medically cleared to participate in practice or games. He originally was expected to miss four-to-six weeks. Monday night will be the six-week anniversary of the date of the injury.