Reggie Bush might not be the superstar everydown back many expected him to be when he was drafted, but he has become a dangerous weapon in the Saints offense. So with the news Bush will miss up to six weeks with a fractured fibula, how much of an effect, if any, will this have for New Orleans?
The answer is probably not as much as you’d think. AccuScore projections don’t expect this injury to impact the team all that much. While the loss of Bush is measurable, it does not cost the Saints significantly in terms of wins. Over the next six weeks, the Saints average 4.6 wins with Bush and 4.5 without him, a difference of just 0.1 win.
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Bush has missed a total of 12 games over the past 4 seasons (2006-09). Over that time New Orleans has averaged 25.3 points per game with him in the lineup, and 32.7 points per game without him. While strength of schedule, and random chance helps explain the difference there, it does show that the team is perfectly of continuing to perform at a high level without Bush.