Running back Michael Bush was suited up in pads and going through drills with his teammates Monday on the field during the media window.
Bush loped under a few passes measuring approximately 20 yards from quarterback Jason Campbell, dropping one. Later, he was catching short throws from team trainer Rod Martin. Wearing a small black velcro strap which protected his left thumb during the morning walkthrough, there was additional tape around the injury for the actual practice.
The Raiders haven’t commented on Bush’s status, but he disclosed on his Twitter account he had surgery two weeks ago for a “Bennett fracture” at the base of his left thumb. That injury normally carries with it a four- to six-week recovery period.
Coach Tom Cable has said he won’t discuss injuries until Wednesday, the day the league must file a report with the NFL.
Returning to practice Thursday was defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, who has been out with an elbow injury. Not on the field with the Raiders were wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee) and linebacker Travis Goethel (undisclosed injury). When spotted in the locker room, Goethel, whose number has changed from No. 48 to 50, said he was not at liberty to discuss his injury.
Also missing practice was cornerback Walter McFadden, who had an undisclosed injury against Seattle.
More to come from player interviews and post-practice press briefing from coach Tom Cable . . .