Reggie Bush injury update: Lions RB surprises fantasy owners with injury report appearance

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Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is dealing with a late week leg injury, as he was a late arrival to practice. We break down the fantasy implications.

Editor's Update: We've got a quick comment from Bush:

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush had to sit out Friday's practice session, leaving fantasy owners wondering what to expect. Bush participated in Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions, but he was late arriving on Friday, and spotted with an ice wrap on his right leg above his knee.

This would appear to be a new injury, as his only previous knee injury this season was a left knee issue. This would appear to go beyond a normal rest day.

Fantasy impact: Fantasy owners are left to wait and wonder what game day will bring. Even if Bush is active on Sunday, what can fantasy owners expect? If he is active, fantasy owners should treat him as normal. That means you start him against a bad Dallas Cowboys defense, but you go in knowing that Bush is a guy who has an injury history. If he makes it through the game, you can expect strong fantasy numbers.

If you own Joique Bell, he is a decent speculative start if you are short on running backs because of byes or injuries. Bell has not put up much fantasy value in October, with a high of 27 rushing yards last week. With Bush a bit of a question mark, and the Cowboys struggling to stop anybody, Bell has some low end value.

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