ALLEN PARK — Reggie Bush returned to Detroit Lions practice today (Wednesday) after sitting out Sunday’s game win an ankle injury. Bush participated in the individual drills that were open to the media.
However, Calvin Johnson remained out which was not a surprise. Johnson said earlier in the day he still had some pain and was unsure if he would be ready to play this Sunday against the Saints.
Ziggy Ansah, who was named NFC defensive player of the week, was out with what is believed to be a toe injury.
Wide receiver Jeremy Ross was out along with Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Travis Lewis (quad).
Joe Fauria, who injured his ankle in a freak puppy-related incident and has missed the last three games, did not practice but was out on the field in his sweats. That could be an indication that he is getting closer to a return.
Also, rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy was participating in his first practice in the regular season. He was on short-term injured reserve and Wednesday was the first day he was allowed to practice. He was out after sports hernia surgery. If he stays healthy the first game he can play is after the bye when the Lions play the Dolphins at Ford Field on Nov. 9.