The Detroit Lions would appear to have been handed a tremendous boost ahead of their game against the Baltimore Ravens, with the player himself having confirmed that he expects to return from injury to face the reigning NFL champions.
28-year-old Bush, a former second-overall pick out of the University of Southern California, was forced to miss the Lions' 30-24 loss to LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles during Week 14 with a calf injury sustained during the warm up at Lincoln Financial Field.
However, despite being evidently disappointed with his recent absence, former New Orleans Saint Bush - who joined the Lions in March - believes he will be ready for Monday night's contest at Ford Field.
On his injury, he added: "I didn't fall on the ground or anything like that. I was out there jogging. I wasn't even going hard. I was just jogging and it just grabbed on me.
"I couldn't go. I couldn't even sit here and lie and say I would have been able to push through it. I couldn't push through it. It is very frustrating.
"What was at stake, playing on the road and just being out there with my teammates. It's always hard being on the sidelines, being a spectator. I hate it, so I look forward to getting back this week."
The Lions' defeat to the Eagles left them with a 7-6 record at the top of the NFC North and they will go into the game against a Ravens outfit who should be hugely boosted by their bizarre and utterly captivating last-gasp win over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.
During their 29-26 win at a snowy M&T Bank Stadium, five touchdowns were scored during the last 120 seconds to give the 7-6 Ravens a morale-boosting win.
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