Reggie Bush: Back For The Pack?

Keith NullContributor INovember 22, 2008

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush is listed as questionable for Monday night's showdown with the Green Bay Packers.

Bush has been sidelined since October 19th when he injured his knee returning a punt against the Carolina Panthers. Bush went threw a full practice on Thursday, on a limited basis, and according to head Coach Sean Payton he "fared well" going through his snaps.

Bush was held out of practice on Friday, strictly as a precautionary measure, and is expected to return to practice on Saturday. Both Payton and Bush are optimistic that he will be on the field for Monday night's game. Bush will most likely be a game time decision.

Bush still leads the team in total touchdowns with eight despite being out for the last three games. On the season Bush has totaled 294 yards rushing with two touchdowns as well as 366 yards receiving with three touchdowns. Bush is also a dynamic punt returner amassing 366 yards and three touchdowns so far this season.

There is little doubt that Reggie is a threat when on the field. Defenses have to game-plan for his presence resulting in relieved pressure on fellow team mates Colston, Moore, and Shockey.

New Orleans can only hope that Bush will be ready for action come Monday, the teams first home game in 43 days, for a difficult Green Bay team. Both teams are sitting at 5-5 for the season and both are contending for a playoff berth. Expect fireworks as New Orleans and Green Bay should come out gunning for  each other.