It looks like it will be another week without Reggie Bush for the Saints, as he missed Wednesday’s practice due to his leg injury, and it’s highly unlikely he will return this week, a league source said.
A team source said no final determination has been made on the running back’s status for Sunday night’s showdown with the Steelers, but it doesn’t look good.
Bush seemed to feel like he would be ready to go against the Steelers to help out the Saints 26th ranked run game, as he said if expressed optimism Monday that he could practice on his healing right leg, which he fractured during the teams week two win against the Niners.
Bush said team doctors had told him he could test his leg at full-speed, and he planned to do that Wednesday. “I expect to go out there and see what I can do,” Bush said Monday. “I don’t know if I can practice, if I’m going to be 100 percent. I’m just going to go out there and give it my best shot. I feel good, but I haven’t gone out there.”
Now with Bush out, the team will likely have to rely on Chris Ivory, who after a good week vs the Bucs two weeks ago was held in check by the Browns last week.