With a blizzard roaring down much of the east coast on Sunday, conditions were unbelievably bad at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for the matchup between the first place Eagles and Detroit Lions. With inches of snow covering the field, the Lions lost one of their key pieces to their offense in Reggie Bush before the game even started when Bush slipped and aggravated a calf injury.
Listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, Bush was limited in practice all week due to a newly concerning calf injury. Bush had been dealing with a knee issue all season, but this calf injury was new and had threatened Bush’s availability for Sunday. However, Bush was in line to start Sunday afternoon before he slipped in pregame warm-ups. Bush was seen slamming his helmet down in disgust and was unable to play in the game as a result.
With Bush being such a valuable piece to many fantasy owners this season, the new injury is very concerning as the extent of the injury still has not been revealed. If Bush is to miss any time, Joique Bell will be a must-add for any Bush owner. Bell filled in adamantly for the injured Bush on Sunday as he fumbled twice in the snowy conditions, but gained 127 total yards and scored a touchdown as well as a two-point conversion.
Bush owners who are still alive at this point in the season are sure to be in a bind, but still have one or two options on the waiver wire. Both Daniel Thomas and Toby Gerhart could be productive next week if Lamar Miller and Adrian Peterson need to miss time from their injuries sustained on Sunday.