During one punt return Reggie Bush made an impact, his presence was felt. That return lead to an eventual field goal to put his team up 19-14. His 43-yard rumble showed his value, worth yet again. Earlier in the game he was on the receiving end of a Drew Brees touchdown pass on 3rd and Goal to give the Saints an 8-0 lead. A net of nine points. Difference maker.
However, later in the 4th quarter following his 43-yard momentum-changer, the next punt return was not so memorable. Actually, it was unforgettable.
That’s when Reggie prepared for another punt at his own 19-yard line. Then he waited, only to muff Andy Lee’s booming kick. That wasn’t even bad, well, not as bad as what was about to unfold.
Midway 4th quarter with the Saints ahead 22-14, Bush after his muff, then fell on his mistake, and proceeded to recover the ball. Good, right? He recovered. Yes. Good? No. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of the story, as Ahmad Brooks and other 49ers arrived, pouncing on the loose ball, and more importantly Bush’s leg.
The silver lining for Bush is that his Saints did get a win Monday night. At least there's that to soften the sting of the injury and the Heisman mess.
Still, it's probably been a rough week for the guy. One got the feeling that the injury might be serious when his attempt to walk off under his own power failed.