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Reggie Bush absent from Lions practice Wednesday, status uncertain vs. Redskins

Lions running back Reggie Bush missed Wednesday's practice and his status for Sunday's game vs. the Redskins remains uncertain. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Though Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz termed the results of an MRI on Reggie Bush's knee "encouraging," the Lions RB missed Wednesday's practice is uncertain for Sunday's game vs. the Redskins. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush was not at the team's practice on Wednesday and his status for Sunday afternoon's road game vs. the Washington Redskins remains uncertain.

According to the Associated Press, the 28-year-old was not among the running backs present during practice on Wednesday. ESPN reported Wednesday that he was receiving treatment but head coach Jim Schwartz would not elaborate, only to say that the results of Bush's MRI, which revealed no structural damage to the left knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 25-21 loss in Arizona to the Cardinals, were encouraging.

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Bush did not show up for his scheduled media session on Wednesday either.

His injury occurred in the second quarter with the Lions heading into halftime leading the Cardinals 14-10. He returned in the third quarter, fumbled the ball and did not return. After the game, he admitted that he probably shouldn't have returned for the second half. On the season so far, he has rushed for 115 yards on 30 carries, and 145 yards on seven receptions and a touchdown.

With Bush healthy, the Lions defeated the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 in Week 1. If he's not available on Sunday vs. the Redskins, Schwartz will look toward Detroit's available running backs: Joique Bell, Theo Riddick and Mikel Leshoure.

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