PRACTICE REPORT: Reggie Bush returns to the practice field

Posted Sep 20, 2013

Reggie Bush returns to the practice field for the first time since suffering a knee injury last week in Arizona

Don CareyS Don Carey's return to practice is a good sign for the team's special teams units.

Reggie Bush was back on the practice field for the Detroit Lions Friday.

Bush, who took a helmet to his left knee in Sunday's loss to Arizona, participated in the portion of practice open to the media for the first time this week.

He said Thursday that he wanted to be on the practice field Friday to see how the knee would respond. He had a sleeve on it, but was running routes and catching passes, and it didn't look like the knee was bothering him too much.

His return to the practice field doesn't necessarily mean he'll be in the lineup Sunday, though. It's certainly a good first step, but the Lions will monitor how the knee reacts to the stress of practice and go from there.

Let's not forget that defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned to practice last Friday after suffering a shoulder injury Week 1 vs. Minnesota but was inactive on Sunday.

The Lions will release designations for Sunday's game at 4 p.m. today on

Also back for the early portion of practice were linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) and safety Don Carey (hamstring).

Palmer missed practice Thursday with the injury. Carey hasn't practiced since suffering his hamstring injury vs. the Vikings. His return is great news for the Lions special teams units.

Not practicing for the Lions Friday were: safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive end Jason Jones (knee), receiver Patrick Edwards (ankle) and right tackle Jason Fox (groin).

Both Delmas and Jones practiced on Thursday, and it's been their normal weekly schedule to sit out Fridays as a maintenance day.

Expect Corey Hilliard to start at right tackle for a second-straight week in place of Fox and for receiver Ryan Broyles to be active if Edwards doesn't play.