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Monday, October 13, 2014

Lions Injury Update: Theo Riddick, Reggie Bush

By on 10/13/2014 12:30:00 PM

The Detroit Lions were without their biggest threat out of the backfield in Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings. Reggie Bush was inactive after suffering an ankle injury in week five. In his absence, Joique Bell led the rushing attack, while fellow running back Theo Riddick was the teams leading receiver. Riddick did have to leave the game after suffering a hamstring injury, although it is not thought to be serious.

Both Bush and Riddick believe that their injuries are relatively minor and both expect to be available next week when the New Orleans Saints visit Detroit according to Kyle Meinke of

When asked about his availability going forward Bush said, "Next week for sure, 100 percent." Bush has a long injury history throughout his career. Sunday was the third game he missed due to injury since joining the Lions in 2013. also reports that Riddick believes he will be available against the Saints as well. "Just part of the day to day," he said. "It happens." Riddick led the team in receiving on Sunday with five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Although being atop the NFC North at 4-2, the Detroit Lions rushing attack, and offense in general, has underachieved so far in 2014. The Lions will need Reggie Bush, Theo Riddick and Calvin Johnson, who also missed Sunday's game with an ankle injury, to keep up with the high powered Saints offense in week seven.

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