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PRACTICE REPORT: Bush, Ansah and five others sit out practice

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Running back Reggie Bush sat out practice Thursday but told media members on Wednesday he plans on playing Monday night vs. Baltimore

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A number of Detroit Lions players might need that extra day of rest playing on Monday Night Football will afford them.

The Lions were without running back Reggie Bush (calf), cornerback Chris Houston (toe), defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), cornerback Darius Slay (knee), defensive end Israel Idonije (knee) and safeties Louis Delmas (knee) and John Wendling (illness) today for the first of three scheduled practices this week.

Bush missed last week’s game in Philadelphia after re-aggravating a calf injury in pre-game warm-ups. He told reporters after practice today’s absence was just “precautionary” and that he planned to return to the practice field Friday and will play Monday. He returned to practice on Friday last week after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday.

Ansah left last week's game in the second half with a shoulder injury and did not return. His status for Monday is still unclear, but he should benefit from an extra day of rest.

The toe injury for Houston is new. He was dealing with a foot injury heading into last week’s game. It's unclear when the injury happened.

Starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who left last week’s game because of an elbow injury, was at practice today and running with the first-team unit in the portion of practice open to the media. He was listed as limited on today's injury report.

It was also a good sign receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) participated in practice. It hasn't been uncommon for him to miss practice early in the week with that sore knee. Like Waddle, he was also limited.