For the past few days, Texans fans have been thanking their lucky stars that their number one draft pick is not already injured. The same can't be said for the overall number two pick, Saints RB Reggie Bush. Bush has been sidelined for the past three days due to a hamstring injury.
While rumors have abounded about the seriousness of the injury, it looks like Bush will be 100% again soon. The New Orleans Saints will begin their full squad mini-camp June 2-4. Bush first injured his hamstring on Saturday during his first mini-camp practice with the Saints. Since that time, Bush has been forced to take it easy, only participating in walkthroughs while watching the rest of the practices from the sidelines.
Bush underwent a precautionary MRI on his left hamstring on Tuesday and the prognosis is positive. Bush had hoped to have the procedure done on Monday, but had to be rescheduled so he could make a personal appearance. Saints coach Sean Payton says that it does not look like a potential long term injury, but they are taking precautions to make sure that it does not develop in to a chronic injury that could be devastating for the running back.
"He's been able to get these walkthrough snaps and mentally he understands what we're trying to do. ... He's following along with the scripts," Payton told the Associated Press. "The last thing I want is something that all of a sudden goes from being not too big, to becoming a deal that, all of a sudden, he's not in minicamp," Payton said. "So I just want to make sure we're being smart and not being dumb. The good news is it's felt better. Just from talking to Reggie himself, I think it's something that's minor."
Bush is expected to reach 100% again within a week, which is great news to the Saints organization.
Peyton wants Bush to be working hard to learn the Saints offensive scheme since he is expected to make a direct and immediate impact.