RB Michael Bush Will Have Surgery, Could Play Opening Day

Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush will undergo surgery on his broken left thumb Monday and could be back in time for the season opener.

Bush broke the thumb when he was hit on the hand by a helmet on his final carry Saturday night against San Francisco. Coach Tom Cable said Sunday there was a "good chance" Bush would be ready to play Sept. 12 in Tennessee and that he would likely not need a cast on the finger.

Bush led the team with 589 yards rushing last season and was expected to do even more this season now that Justin Fargas has been released. Bush and Darren McFadden will share the bulk of the running load this season, although both have now been hampered by injuries in the preseason.

Fantasy Impact: 

If you still have a draft, Bush is relatively safe to take. Even if he's not available for the opener, this doesn't sound like an injury that will derail him for a long period of time.

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