Schwartz: Reggie Bush's injuries 'could be medium term'

Reggie Bush got hopeful results from an MRI on his banged-up left knee, allowing the Detroit Lions to breathe a sigh of relief.

"The tests (Monday) were encouraging," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "He's going to be sore, but he doesn't have anything that's long term."

"I guess it could be medium term," Schwartz said. "It's too hard to speculate on injuries, and that's why I usually don't. I don't like putting any kind tag on things because you never know how people are going to react to anything."

Bush briefly returned to Sunday's game, but spent most of the time on the sidelines after losing a fumble deep in Lions' territory.

"I was cleared to come back," Bush told reporters on Sunday in Arizona. "I felt like I could run. I just wasn't myself. It was best for me not go in."

"If we're going to be without him, we're going to need to find other ways to move the ball and other ways to score because we didn't get that done in the second half," Schwartz said. "He's a good fit in our offense, and we're going to work to get him back as soon as we can."

If Detroit doesn't have Bush in the lineup, it will likely start Joique Bell and make 2011 second-round pick Mikel Leshoure active for the first time this season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Bell would be a very Sneaky Start if Bush can't play. Schwartz's comments don't sound optimistic that Bush will be able to play in Week 3, though he hasn't been ruled out. We'll monitor his practice activity this week.

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