Word is Michael Bush could be out up to a quarter of the season or more after fracturing his thumb:
Based on what information is available regarding the fractured thumb of running back Michael Bush, it’s highly unlikely he’d be ready to play in the opener and could miss up to a quarter of the season or more. Bush broke his thumb on his last carry when 49ers safety Michael Lewis hit him with his helmet, with coach Tom Cable saying it was fractured following the game and saying Monday “he’ll need a procedure on it, and whether that keeps him out or not remains to be seen.” On his Twitter account, Bush said it was a “Bennett fracture” and even showed pictures of himself before surgery. Cable has since declined to discuss the injury and wouldn’t confirm the surgery had taken place. According to Dr. Michael Schwartz, an orthopedic surgeon based in New York who is the team doctor for Hofstra University and has served in that capacity for the New Jersey Dragons of the Arena Football League and the New York Islanders of the NHL, a time span of four to six weeks following surgery would be a “best case scenario,” conceding he was speaking in general terms and did not know the specifics of Bush’s injury.