The tweaked ankle has bothered Bush for months and contributed to his underwhelming totals on the ground. With just 191 yards off 53 attempts, the eighth-year runner has taken a backseat to early-down pounder Joique Bell this season.
With the Lions deadlocked atop the NFC North with Green Bay, we can't think of a better time for Bush to break out.
Other injuries we're following on Thursday:
- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Steven Jackson were held out of practice due to illness. Coach Mike Smith said that he "fully anticipates" Jones will return Friday, per the team's official website. Fellow wideout Harry Douglas returned to the field and was limited after sitting out Wednesday with a foot injury.
- Colts tight end Dwayne Allen missed another day with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. We're losing confidence in him dressing for Sunday's meeting with the Jaguars. Also, offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus (shoulder) and cornerback Greg Toler (concussion) did not practice.