After sitting out Saturday night's 38-14 exhibition victory over the Houston Texans with a strained calf muscle, Saints running back Reggie Bush said he is ready to return to action for this week's preseason game at Oakland.
And he expects to carry a heavy work load.
"It's just precautionary, taking it slow, building back to the season," Bush said of missing the Texans' game. "I'm sure I'll play quite a bit this game. I know I'm looking forward to it."
Bush strained a calf muscle in his right leg during post-practice conditioning drills Thursday morning, but he said the calf is fine. Bush suffered the injury while running pass patterns with quarterback Drew Brees following the Saints' two-hour workout against the Texans.