Reggie Bush returns to Lions practice on Wednesday

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Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush returned to practice on Wednesday.

Bush missed the Week 6 contest against the Minnesota Vikings a week ago but is expected to be ready to go this week for a game against New Orleans.

In his five games this season Bush has 45 rushes for 161 yards (3.6 average) and one touchdown. Bush has 20 receptions for 142 yards.

The return of Bush will come at a cost to Theo Riddick. The second-year Riddick caught five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown last week. He ran three times for just six yards.