UPDATE: The local media are reporting that Bush suffered no structural damage to his knee and will be questionable week to week and not “out” as was reported earlier.
The Miami Dolphins will not have running back Reggie Bush next week when they face the extremely talented and surprising Arizona Cardinal defense next weekend. Bush who took a helmet to the knee with 24 seconds left in the first half will miss a few weeks. This according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. The injury is not considered serious and Bush should be back and ready to go by week seven.
The injury to Bush is a hot topic this morning around the internet Monday morning QB chat rooms. Joe Philbin’s decision to leave Bush in at the end of the half has been met with hard criticism in what many believe was garbage time. In relief of Bush, Daniel Thomas fared well enough but did not provide the game changing pace and breakaway ability that Bush did. Unless of course you consider game changing fumbling the ball on the first play after a pick 6 INT by Tannehill to be a game changer.
In other NFL news, the league is reviewing the incident following the end of the Patriots/Ravens game in which a clearly agitated Bill Belichick was seen running after an official and grabbing him after a field goal that appeared to barely go over one of the posts was ruled a FG. While it looked like a good score, Belichick felt differently. When asked after the game whether he thought he would get fined for touching the ref, Belichick simply said “No”.
The league last week fined John Fox of the Broncos for verbally yelling at an official after a bad call. How much pull in the NFL circles Patriot owner Robert Kraft has is about to be known for sure.