Loins RB Reggie Bush got banged up and suffered a dislocated thumb and injuries to his groin and hip Week 1. Coach Jim Schwartz said Monday he has no plans to limit Bush’s workload for the sake of sparing his body wear and tear.
“We’re going to go win games and score points,” Schwartz said. “Reggie’s a tough guy. There’s probably, I don’t know how many running backs carry or touch the ball as many times as he did yesterday, but anybody that did is probably experiencing the same kind of things today.
“His thumb happened on a pass. That’s life in the big city. You’re a running back in the NFL, there’s going to be some Monday’s where you’re not going to be feeling great. Feel a little bit better when you get the win and when you make the plays that he made. That’s what we’re looking for from him and not anything else.”
Bush likely won't hold up with that many touches every week for a whole season. The Lions have themselves a more than capable Joique Bell behind Bush to ease up on his workload. But it looks Bush could be quite a fit in Detroit if he can stay on the field.