Running back Michael Bush has enjoyed leading the cheers for training camp roommate Darren McFadden, but is hoping to get in on the action when the Raiders visit the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.
“I don’t think he even gets a break,” Bush said Monday. “He’s been doing a great job. I’m his biggest fan on the sideline if you watch it over there I’m cheering and happy. As a player I feel I’m missing a part by not being out there.”
Bush had stitches removed recently from his left thumb. He underwent surgery three weeks ago to have screws inserted to repair a “Bennett fracture,” a procedure which generally takes four to six weeks of recovery time.
Game day would be one day shy of four weeks.
“This whole week I’m going to go through the whole practice as if I’m playing and make a decision by the end of the week,” Bush said.
Listed as having practiced without limitations Wednesday and then back to being limited Thursday, Bush said in his mind he was without limits every day until Friday heading into the St. Louis game.
“I kind of felt like I wasn’t really ready and took a step back to let the other guys in and get the game plan going,” Bush said.