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Bush (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports.

Bush said earlier in the week that he expected to return after missing the team's Week 11 matchup against Arizona, and his optimism seemed justified after he was able to practice in a limited capacity throughout the week. However, he's reportedly just not quite ready to play on the ankle, meaning Joique Bell (ankle) and Theo Riddick will likely handle most of the work out of the backfield against New England, while Bush casts an eye toward returning for the Lions' Thanksgiving Day game against Chicago.

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Bush (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against New England.

Bush seems to have a good chance to return to the field Sunday, as he practiced in a limited capacity all week. The fact that he never logged a full practice leaves open the possibility that he's not at full strength, however, in which case he might have a limited role even if he does suit up. Joique Bell ought to serve as the lead back either way, and Theo Riddick could see more work than usual if Bush sits again.

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Bush (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

After logging his third absence of the season Sunday at Arizona, Bush returns to drills in a limited capacity. Fellow back Joique Bell was sidelined due to an ankle injury, leaving the Lions' running back pecking order up for grabs this week. In any case, expect the situation to be clarified by the end of the week.

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Bush (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

It's unclear if Bush fit in a limited or full showing in drills, but his return bodes well for his first game action since Week 10. Expect his status to be clarified as the week continues onward, especially with Joique Bell (undisclosed) absent from Wednesday's practice.

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Bush (ankle) said Monday that he expects to play this week against the Patriots.

It was anticipated that Bush would be ready for the showdown in New England, and that still appears to be the case. Joique Bell was very effective last week, rushing for 85 yards on 14 carries, but Bush should be worked back into the mix along with Theo Riddick.

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Bush (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With Bush inactive, Joique Bell is in line to head the Lions' Week 11 backfield, with Theo Riddick on track to see added work and thus a candidate to see enough targets in the Detroit passing game to merit PPR consideration.

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Bush (ankle) is not slated to play Sunday against the Cardinals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The report adds that Bush should be back in action next week, with the stage set for Joique Bell to head the Lions' Week 11 backfield, with Theo Riddick also in the mix, and a candidate to see enough looks in the Detroit passing game to merit PPR consideration.

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Bush (ankle), who is officially listed as questionable by the Lions, is not expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.

While official confirmation of the running back's Week 11 status may not come until the Lions release their inactives in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff, after not practicing all week, things have been trending toward a scenario in which Bush is likely to sit Sunday, which would set the stage for Theo Riddick to see added touches in the Detroit backfield while working behind Joique Bell.

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Bush (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Given that Bush didn't practice all week, Bush is highly questionable for this game, and most indications hint at a rest day for Bush against the Cardinals. If he does sit Sunday, it's a significant boost to the value of Theo Riddick, though the third-string back is mostly a PPR consideration.

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Bush (ankle) is not practicing Friday, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports.

Coach Jim Caldwill indicated Thursday that Bush might sit out Sunday's game against the Cardinals to give his right ankle a chance to heal more fully, and Friday's absence reaffirms that possibility. If the Lions play it safe with Bush this weekend and rule him out, Theo Riddick will step into Bush's role in the offense, a job that he has proven himself very capable of handling.