Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said that wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running backs Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick are “coming along” and "improving rapidly” from their injuries, but would not say if any of them will play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Johnson and Bush missed the team’s 17-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Johnson was sidelined because of a high-ankle sprain that has been bothering him for the past couple of weeks. Corey Fuller took Johnson's spot in the lineup, and Joique Bell got the start for Bush, who was also dealing with an ankle injury. Riddick suffered a hamstring injury in the second half against Minnesota.
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Fuller was targeted five times and caught two passes for 12 yards, and Riddick had three carries for six yards and caught five passes for 75 yards with a touchdown on Sunday.
Johnson, a first-time All-Pro selection last season, is second on the team with 22 receptions for 348 yards and a team-leading two touchdowns. Bush has 161 rushing yards and has caught 20 passes for 142 yards this season for Detroit (4-2).
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