Bush's injury propels Irons

Despite a season-ending injury, Louisville RB Michael Bush is still being viewed as a potential first-rounder, writes Todd McShay.

Originally Published: September 14, 2006
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
The broken tibia suffered by Louisville RB Michael Bush in Week 1 (vs. Kentucky) was devastating on several fronts. Strictly from an NFL draft perspective, it robbed the 2007 senior class of its premier running back prospect.

Bush can take this season as a medical redshirt and return to Louisville next fall, but don't count on it. His injury typically requires a six-to-eight month recovery period, and Bush knows he has seven months between now and next April's draft to prepare.

NFL scouts have voiced concerns regarding Bush's eating habits, which could lead to serious weight and conditioning problems during the recovery process. If Bush can avoid that pitfall and expedite his rehabilitation process in time to work out for scouts in the postseason, a spot late in the first round is still a possibility.


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