As expected, the Detroit Lions got wide receiver Calvin Johnson back at practice on Thursday. He was just given a day off on Wednesday, meaning he should be able to play without any limitations on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
One of the other players who missed practice on Wednesday, Reggie Bush, was out again on Thursday. Although Tim Twentyman reported that Bush "was working pretty hard with trainers on the side," the Lions are considering shutting him down until he's 100 percent healthy.
Caldwell said Lions will consider resting Reggie Bush until he's 100 percent, similar to approach with Calvin Johnson.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) November 13, 2014
Bush has aggravated his ankle injury on multiple occasions, so shutting him down and giving him a few weeks or so to get healthy seems like a pretty good idea. The Lions should be able to rely on Joique Bell and Theo Riddick at running back, and having a healthy Bush for the final weeks of the season makes more sense than running him out there now at less than 100 percent. Having him on Sunday would definitely be nice, but not if he's going to be hampered by this nagging ankle injury.
In any case, here's the Lions' full injury report for Thursday:
RB Reggie Bush (ankle) - Did not practice
WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) - Fully practiced
TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) - Fully practiced
TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) - Fully practiced
OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) - Fully practiced
OG Larry Warford (knee) - Did not practice
DE Devin Taylor (knee) - Limited in practice
DT Nick Fairley (knee) - Did not practice
S James Ihedigbo (back) - Did not practice
LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) - Limited in practice
It's worth noting that safety James Ihedigbo missed practice with a back injury after not even being on the injury report on Wednesday. It's unclear what exactly happened or how serious his injury is, but it will be interesting to see if he's able to get back on the field on Friday.