New Orleans Saints

Saints' Reggie Bush Has Surgery On Knee

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IOctober 21, 2008

New Orleans Saints' running back and punt returner extraordinaire Reggie Bush (above, right) had surgery on his left knee Monday after suffering an injury to the knee in a game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday. The Saints lost that game, 30-7. The surgery was learned of through an e-mail from Saints' spokesman Greg Bensel sent to the Associated Press.

Bush visited Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries, he is considered a top specialist in repairing damaged ligaments. Andrews' frequently performs surgeries on high-profile athletes and whenever he is mentioned on ESPN's Around The Horn, horror film music plays in the background. He has performed surgeries on such athletes as Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Donovan McNabb, Bo Jackson, and many others so it looks as if Reggie will be in good hands.

The surgery was performed to repair Bush's torn meniscus in his left knee as mentioned before. The meniscus is cartilage used to evenly distribute your body weight across the knee joint. There are actually two of these parts in your knee and together they are called the menisci.  

It isn't known when Bush will play again for the Saints but he will definitely not be playing in London this weekend whenever the Saints face the San Diego Chargers at Wembley Stadium.

Soon, we will once again see Reggie Bush take it all of the way down the field.


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