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Though the Lions didn't practice Monday, the team's estimated practice report in advance of Thursday's game against the Bears lists Bush (ankle) as a limited participant, the Detroit News reports.

The report suggests that Bush, who has missed the past two games, seems likely to play Thursday, a notion that would be supported by the running back taking the field Tuesday and/or Wednesday, when the Lions hold practice.

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Bush (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against New England, the Lions' official site reports.

With Bush out, Joique Bell is slated to head the Lions' Week 12 backfield, with Theo Riddick on hand to work in a complementary role, particularly in the passing game. Bush will now eye a return to action Thursday against the Bears.

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Though he's slated to test his out ankle out pre-game, Bush is not expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

We'll confirm Bush's status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but if he sits as Rapoport and Jason La Canfora of CBS expect, then Joique Bell would be in line to head the Lions' Week 12 backfield, with Theo Riddick on hand to work in a complementary role and a candidate to see his share of looks in the passing game.

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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.

Reggie Bush RB DET 8 Days

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.