Miami Dolphins fans held their collective breath when Reggie Bush went down at the end of the 1st half on Sunday. Dolphins fans worried that the Dolphins best offensive weapon could be lost for an extended period of time because of a knee injury. Thankfully, Bush only sustained a knee bruise and an MRI showed no structural damage. The initial prognosis was that Bush could miss 1-2 games (Dolphins @ Arizona and @ Cincinnati).
However, according to Reggie Bush himself, he is trying to get healthy enough to play in this Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Reggie told the Palm Beach Post:
“It’s just a bruise, I’m working hard to get back for this week.”
Thus far in 2012, Bush has rushed 50 times for 302 yards and 2 TDs (6 yards per carry). He’s also caught 10 passes for 72 yards. He is the Dolphins best offensive weapon, by a long shot. Bush is a true professional who always seems to stay after practice to continue working, refining his craft. He’s becoming a more vocal leader on the team and it would be great if he could play on Sunday. However, if he is not 100%, the Dolphins coaches must use caution and not risk losing him for a longer period of time.
If Bush is unable to play, the Dolphins will have to rely on Daniel Thomas and rookie Lamar Miller. If Thomas sees and increased role, he must hold onto the football. He’s fumbled in each of the 2 games he’s played in this season. Thomas has rushed 22 times for 80 yards and 1 TD (3.6 yards per carry). (cont’d on page 2, click below)