GLENDALE, Ariz. –
"I went back in and tried to give it a shot, but I just wasn't myself," Bush said.
"We'll see what happens this week. I don't think it's anything serious."
The next step for Bush is rehab, which is something he certainly got used to this week. He was dealing with a sore knee, a dislocated thumb and a pulled groin coming out of last week's win over Minnesota.
In Bush's absence,
Those aren't bad numbers, but when Bush left the game, so did the explosive element of their backfield.
Bush attributed his fumble at the Lions' 7-yard line on the first series of the second half to the injury.
"It was 100 percent my fault," Bush said of the fumbled exchange between him and quarterback
Bush said he wasn't too concerned about the injury in terms of it being something long term.
"We'll just have to see how it goes tomorrow and take it one day at a time," he said. "I'm not too concerned about it. I'll do everything I can to get back even if I have to rehab 24 hours a day."
Head coach Jim Schwartz said Bush will get the full rundown of tests Monday in Allen Park.
"I'm sure we'll go through every fine-tooth comb on everything," he said. "I mean, he's an important player to us. We'll certainly do every test that we can."
PETTIGREW CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE
One has to wonder if it's more mental than physical at this point with tight end
Coming off a performance last week that saw the fifth-year tight fumble the ball away, drop a pass and have a crucial holding penalty, Pettigrew dropped three more passes Sunday vs. Arizona.
A couple of them would have admittedly been tough catches, but those are the types of catches that separate players in this league.
The costliest of Pettigrew's drops came on third down with a little more than five minutes remaining in the game and the Lions clinging to a 21-19 lead. He dropped a 3rd-and-8 pass from Stafford down the seam that would have given the Lions a first down.
The drop was big because it forced the Lions to punt and the Cardinals won the game with a touchdown on their subsequent possession.
Pettigrew is off to a rough start in 2013, which just so happens to be a contract year.
The Lions were holding out hope talented defensive tackle
"You know, he's an important player to us," Schwartz said of Fairley. "He was a difference-maker last week but, again, we still have 11 on the field, they've got to step up and they've got to make plays.
"We were prepared for it. We knew going into the week there's a possibility of him not playing. We held out hope until the last day. He wasn't able to answer, but we have other players to go in there and play."
Calvin Johnson and Patrick Peterson battled each other for most of the game Sunday – Johnson finished with six catches for 116 yards and two scores – but there was nothing but respect afterwards.
Following the final whistle, both players stood at the 40-yard line and exchanged game jerseys.
Johnson said he found out through one of Peterson's teammates that he wanted his jersey, so the two exchanged some pleasantries and then the jerseys off their backs after the game.
"At first he was able to go back in, we'll just have to wait and see how it responds," Schwartz said after the game. "But he wasn't able to finish, and that's never a great sign."