Report: Bush's knee injury not season-ending

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 10:11 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A report Monday from Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post says the knee injury that knocked Dolphins RB Reggie Bush out of Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Jets just prior to halftime is "nothing season-ending," according to a source.

Bush's left knee was hit by a Jets' defender's helmet with 36 seconds left in the first half as the Dolphins tried to run out the clock. He tested the knee on the sideline after halftime but it was determined that he wouldn't play in the second half and he did not do so.

According to Volin, the team is worried that it might be without its leading rusher and most dangerous offensive playmaker for multiple games. Miami plays at Arizona and Cincinnati then hosts the Rams before its bye week in Week Seven.

Adding to the Dolphins' concerns is the fact that Bush's left knee has been injured before. He suffered a torn posterior ligament in the knee in 2007 and a sprained medial collateral ligament and torn meniscus in '08.

Before the injury, Bush, the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week Two, had gained 61 yards on 10 carries, upping his season total to 302 rushing yards, which ranks fourth in the league.

With Bush out, Daniel Thomas (19-69-1 rushing vs. the Jets) and rookie Lamar Miller (9-48-0) likely will split carries.