By Ashley Dunkak
CBS DETROIT – Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush will not attribute his recent lack of production – including just seven yards on three carries Sunday – to injuries that have caused him to miss five games this season.READ MORE: Striking Kellogg's Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New Contract
“I’m 100 percent,” Bush told Stoney, Bill and Sara of 97.1 The Ticket. “I’ve been 100 percent for about two weeks now. Just working my way back into the rotation. That’s really it.”READ MORE: 87% Of Michigan's COVID ICU Patients Unvaccinated, Hospital Association Says
Bush has not rushed for more than 30 yards in a game since he suffered an ankle injury against the New York Jets on Sept. 28. Bush has not recorded more than 30 yards receiving yards since that initial injury either. He signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Lions prior to the 2013 season, when he and Joique Bell turned out to be one of the most potent duos in the NFL.
This season, with a new offensive system and with Bush battling injuries, Bell has become the team’s top running back. He bulldozes defenders to get extra yards at the end of every run, and he has served as an effective weapon in the passing game as well.MORE NEWS: Democrats Renew Push For Gun-Control Legislation After Oxford High School Shooting
Bell has amassed 726 rushing yards on 197 carries and 309 receiving yards on 32 catches this season. Bush, on the other hand, has turned in 224 rushing yards on 64 carries and 187 receiving yards on 31 catches.