SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After the unfortunate way Reggie Bush's season began with a hurt calf in the opener and ended on a fluke knee injury, the San Francisco 49ers running back expects to be fully healthy and ready for the 2016 season.
''I'll be doing stuff every day until I'm healthy,'' Bush said, noting he could begin football activities in a couple of weeks. ''Very encouraging.''
Bush is still working out details of his potential case against the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority after he suffered a season-ending knee injury on concrete at the Rams' stadium last month. The authority operates the stadium.
''Strongly considering it,'' Bush said Thursday of taking legal action.
Bush tore the meniscus in his left knee and underwent surgery, which cost him the final eight games in his first year with the 49ers. The Rams have since put down padding to cover the field-long stretch of concrete behind both benches at the Edward Jones Dome that also injured Browns quarterback Josh McCown a week before Bush went down.
''They covered it up, though. They covered up the concrete,'' Bush said. ''I would appreciate it if they did it before, but it is what it is. There's nothing I can do about it now.''
For now, Bush's biggest concern is getting healthy. He had eight carries for 28 yards in just five games during his injury-shortened 10th NFL season.
''Continue to work hard, that's it,'' Bush said. ''Just continue to do the things that have kept me successful. Until I officially decide to be done with this game I'm going to give it 110 percent whether it's rehabbing, whether it's in the weight room, whether it's on the football field,'' Bush said. ''That's always been my motivation. ... I've always given my full attention to this game until I'm done with it, because I don't want to have any regrets when I'm done.''
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