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Reggie Bush injury: Lions RB misses practice Thursday

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Detroit is facing the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and can't afford any losses as they try to win their first NFC North title.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush missed practice on Thursday, according to DetroitLions.com writer Tim Twentyman, and will likely be listed as questionable for the team's Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Bush injured his calf while preparing to play the Philadelphia Eagles in the snow on Sunday and was a late scratch. The Lions lost to the Eagles, 34-20.

Bush later told reporters that missing practice was a precaution and that he should return to the field on Friday.

Bush has now missed two games this year due to injury as Detroit is looking to win the NFC North for the first time in franchise history. They are currently tied with the Chicago Bears in first place at 7-6, but hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. If the Lions win out they can win the division, holding their fate in their own hands, but they'd certainly do better to have their starting running back healthy and playing.

Detroit is 5-0 when Bush rushes for at least 90 yards in a game this season. If he is unable to go, Joique Bell will start in his place. Bell has rushed for 504 yards and seven touchdowns this year.

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