The season is over for Saints running back Reggie Bush, as today the team put him on injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss the final two games of the Saints’ season.
Bush sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the Saints’ loss at Chicago last Thursday night. The knee was examined over the weekend and coach Sean Payton said at practice on Wednesday that the team decided to put Bush on injured reserve.
Payton said the Saints, who were eliminated from playoff contention over the weekend, would not have placed Bush on injured reserve if they were still fighting to reach the postseason. He said Bush’s injury does not require surgery, just rest and rehabilitation.
Bush rushed for 404 yards and two touchdowns, caught 52 passes for 440 yards and four TDs, and scored three touchdowns on punt runbacks this season.