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Bush (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

After failing to take the practice field last week, Bush's presence forecasts his potential for active status Sunday against the Saints. If he plays, he'll attempt to take advantage of a defense that has given up 4.4 YPC and six total touchdowns to running backs through five games.

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Bush (ankle) said after Sunday's game against the Vikings that he "100 percent" will play next week against the Saints, the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports.

With Bush inactive for the Vikings game, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick carried the load for Detroit, with Bell racking up 74 rushing yards and Riddick tacking on 75 receiving yards. We'll obviously track Bush's progress throughout the week, but his confidence is certainly encouraging for his prospects of playing against New Orleans.

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Bush (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday at Minnesota, the Lions' official site reports.

Bush's absence makes life easier for Joique Bell's (concussion) owners, who can expect the latter to garner significant looks on both the ground and through the air. In addition, Theo Riddick (hamstring) is available to provide a complementary presence out of the Lions' backfield.

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The Lions do not plan on having Bush (ankle) available for Sunday's game against the Vikings, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

We'll confirm Bush's Week 6 status -- either way -- in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but if he sits, then Joique Bell would presumably be in line to head the team's rushing attack this week, with Theo Riddick also a candidate to see added opportunities in the Detroit backfield.

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

Bush didn't practice at all this week, so there's a good chance that he can't give it a go against the Vikings. If Bush sits, Joique Bell (concussion) should see a bigger workload than usual. The Lions have an early kickoff Sunday, so Bush's owners will be free to play it down to the wire if they end up needing to make a substitution.

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Bush (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bush said Thursday that his ankle feels good, but Birkett believes it is unlikely that Bush will play Sunday against the Vikings. With Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring) back in the picture, there is less urgency to put Bush out there before he is ready, so the Lions may opt to play it safe. We'll check back in after the team releases their official injury designations, but this has the makings of a game-time decision.

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Bush (ankle) was a non-participant in practice Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reports. Meanwhile, on a weekly radio spot with 97.1 The Ticket, he said, "Ankle's good. It feels good. I'm preparing this week. You saw me walk in here, I look good. No limp...No, the ankle feels good. It's nothing severe. I'm going to prepare this week as if I'm playing."

Even if he upholds his prediction for active status Sunday at Minnesota, Bush could be relegated to a lesser role than normal, especially with Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring) fulfilling complete practices this week. As the week draws to a close, expect further clarification regarding the running back pecking order in Detroit.

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Bush (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bush was on the shelf during the first practice of the week, but both Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring) were present in some capacity. However, because Bush intends to do everything possible to remain active, his status should be monitored closely as the weekend approaches.

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Bush, who is awaiting the results of an MRI on his ankle, expressed some optimism regarding his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings, mlive.com reports. "I feel good," Bush noted Monday. "I'm going to prepare like I can play Sunday. It's day to day, and I'm going to do everything I can to be on the field."

Bush's injury this past Sunday left the Lions with George Winn as their lone healthy tailback. While Bush' Week 6 status has yet to be determined, the report suggests that fellow running back Joique Bell could return from his concussion this weekend.

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Bush (ankle) will be re-evaluated Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With Bush now banged up and Joique Bell and Theo Riddick also dealing with injuries, for the time being, George Winn represents the Lions' healthiest option at running back.