Early in the week it was reported that New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush was expected to return from a broken leg this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but now it appears Bush may have to wait another week.
Bush had yet to practice this week as of Thursday. He has missed the past five games after fracturing his right fibula on Sept. 20 at San Francisco, but Monday that he hoped to be back this week after being cleared by doctors to return to practice. The Saints have gone 2-3 since Bush was injured.
Saints coach Sean Payton said that Bush has run on grass but hasn’t participated in team drills.
“We just keep taking it day-to-day and monitoring the progress, monitoring the next day after the workout and kind of go from there,” Payton said.
The Saints may again be severely shorthanded at running back as Pierre Thomas still is dealing with a sprained left ankle suffered in Week 3 that could keep him out again this week.
New Orleans’ offense has struggled without Bush and Thomas. In fact, without those two Saints running backs have 21 red-zone carries and exactly one touchdown. Pittsburgh leads the NFL in run defense, allowing 63.7 yards per game. Thus the Saints could again be a one-dimensional passing team Sunday – Drew Brees threw 56 passes against the Browns in a loss last Sunday and was intercepted four times. The Saints have 14 turnovers in their past five games.
The Pittsburgh defense could be very shorthanded, however. Defensive end Aaron Smith was likely lost for the season last week and fellow end Brett Keisel and linebacker LaMarr Woodley are both nursing hamstring injuries and may sit. Pittsburgh is a 1-point favorite on Bodog’s NFL odds.
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