Bush in uniform, working in drills


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 . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • # RaiderFanFromJersey Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm


    Ravens traded Mark Clayton to Rams

    -but still….

  • severeraiderz

    Xastrocreepx Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    JV is just a rook, he’ll get better with gm experience. hes better than satelite that fo sho.
    mark my words, if JV doesn’t get it together our screen game will suffer tremendously.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Tampa Bay got Blount, Jets re-signed Richardson.

  • severeraiderz

    W. Mcfadden must be out for a while because that’s the only reason I see us keeping Hiram due to his ability to play CB and FS. Where’s Chris Carr when u need him lol


    carr is with ravens started 3rd preson game along with another x raider cb washington

  • ddwight

    BigTed707 Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Ray Rice, Flacco, Boldin, Mason, Housh, Heap, Stallworth and Clayton.

    Daaaannnnggggg…Ravens are not playin’

    Donte Stallworth is out, however the Ravens are for real!