September 21, 2010

Bush's broken leg won't require surgery, Betts to get another look

RB Reggie Bush's fractured fibula, the non-weight bearing bone in calf of the lower leg, will not require surgery.

He is expected to be out for six weeks, meaning that a return after the week ten bye on November 21 against the Seahawks is a reasonable goal.

Meanwhile, as expected, the Saints will work out RB Ladell Betts, a veteran who was with the team in training camp and preseason.

Betts himself is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered last season as a Redskin, and was beaten out for a spot on the roster by veteran runningback DeShawn Wynn, who is now the defacto primary backup to Pierre Thomas.

The Saints and their next opponent the Falcons both lost speedy runningbacks in Week 2.  RB Jerious Norwood is out for the season with a torn ACL. 

Notes: The startup UFL's Omaha Nighthawks have sold out their home opener, albeit at Rosenblatt Stadium, primarily known for college baseball games.  Former Saints DE Charles Grant, who received a Super Bowl ring for his part in the Saints' 2009 run to the championship, will play for the Nighthawks after being cut by the Saints and Dolphins this offseason.  He joins other former Saints on the Nighthawks roster: G PJ Alexander, WR Mike Hass, and DE Josh Savage... Former Saints QB Todd Bouman has been signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars...  Former Saints S Chip Vaughn has been cut from the Eagles' practice squad...

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