With the New Orleans Saints getting set to match up with the Atlanta Falcons, it appears that while they know they won’t have RB Reggie Bush tonight, they very well may not have them for the rest of the season. Sources are reporting that Bush will miss the final four regular season games with a left knee injury. The tailback visited with Dr.James Andrews today for a second opinion on the knee, and two sources told ESPN that he won’t play again in 2007.
The sources told ESPN that Andrews stated that Bush has a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament, but that the injury will not require surgery. As far as putting Bush on the injured reserve list to be able to call up another player? That’s not yet know according to Saints coach Sean Payton, who told ESPN’s Ed Werder that the team is still discussing if they will do that or not. Bush has rushed for 581 yards this season and has 417 yards recieving and six total touchdowns.
The Saints are currently on life support in terms of the playoffs. They are 5-7 entering tonight’s contest at the Georgia Dome, and with games left vs the Cardinals, Eagles and Bears, another loss and likely any sort of hopes of making the postseason would be over. Aaron Stecker, who has rushed for 200 yards this season will likely be the feature rusher for Bush with him out of the lineup.