Reggie Bush is ready for some football.
The Detroit Lions running back says he will be back on the field for his team’s critical Monday Night Football matchup against the Baltimore Ravens after missing last week’s blizzard bowl against the Eagles. Bush’s calf acted up in warm-ups, prompting coach Jim Schwartz to keep him on the sidelines in the snowy conditions.
“It was definitely icy out there, there was definitely a lot of snow, but I didn’t fall on the ground or anything like that,” Bush said. “I was just out there jogging. I wasn’t even really going hard. I was just jogging, and it just grabbed on me.”
Though Reggie Bush has struggled in the snow in the past, Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is confident he would have been fine, just as Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was.
“Once McCoy figured out he could move and shake like he usually does, he understood he had an advantage,” Burleson said. “You’ve got the ball in your hands, it’s easy to make guys miss in the snow. And LeSean, he got into his mode, and he was like, ‘I’m about to shake these guys,’ and he did that. And same thing with Jeremy. I told him, I was like, ‘Look, when you catch that ball, be confident in your cuts because everybody else is hesitant.’ They’re walking down, they’re kind of halfway approaching you, and he was like, ‘All right, I’m going to have to do that,’ and that’s what happened.
“Reggie probably would have been able to do what he does in that type of weather,” Burleson added.
The Lions lost the game, and at 7-6 the Lions are tied with the Chicago Bears atop the NFC North, but will likely need at least two more wins to guarantee a playoff berth.
Reggie Bush admitted that last week he wasn’t quite ready to take the field, saying he “couldn’t push through it,” but was confident he could be back for Monday Night Football despite missing practice on Thursday.