Reggie Bush inactive against Redskins

BY foxsports • September 22, 2013

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

Bush injured his left knee last week at Arizona, returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and was listed at that point as questionable.

But a decision was made to keep Bush out for this week and try to get him closer to full strength for next Sunday's game against division rival Chicago.

Bush has a reputation for being injury prone going back to his first five years in the NFL with New Orleans. But this is only the second game he's missed since the start of the 2011 season. He played in 31 of 32 games during the past two years with Miami.

Without Bush, the Lions will have to rely more on backup running backs Joique Bell, rookie Theo Riddick and Mikel Leshoure. Leshoure, the starting running back last year, is active for the first time this season.

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who missed last week's game because of a shoulder injury, also is active and expected to start.

Meanwhile, receiver Ryan Broyles is expected to make his season debut. He has recovered from knee surgery last December and will replace Patrick Edwards, who is out this week with an ankle injury.

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