The latest report on the fractured thumb of Raiders RB Michael Bush isn’t offering a positive outlook.
Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times reports it’s “highly unlikely” Bush will play in the season opener against the Titans and could miss a quarter of the season, or more. McDonald consulted with an orthopedic surgeon in general terms about such an injury, who believed a four- to six-week recovery would be a “best-case scenario.”
According to multiple reports, Tom Cable hasn’t had a lot to say about the injury or the surgery. Bush actually posted a photo of himself before the surgery on Twitter account on Tuesday, so there is that.
It sounds as though Bush will be out for a while, a big blow to the Raiders. He appeared to be in the driver’s seat for carries over Darren McFadden, who is now the unquestioned man. We’ll get to see a lot more of the former fourth overall pick.
Bush’s injury will also have an impact on the Raiders’ final 53-man roster, making it more likely backups Michael Bennett and Rock Cartwright make the team.