Michael Bush in Good Spirits

Michael Bush returned to the practice field on Tuesday, sporting crutches instead of shoulder pads.

Michael Bush's spring practice didn't last long.

On the first day of drills last week, Bush saw action at both running back and safety before breaking his right foot after making a routine cut during drills.

Bush, who had successful surgery last week to repair the break, will miss the remainder of spring drills, including the annual Red/White game.

U of L trainer Dwayne Treolo
and Michael Bush
The former Kentucky Mr. Football and Conference USA All-Freshman selection, was on the sidelines for today's practice sporting a protective boot over the injured foot and a pair of metal crutches. Though Bush declined to speak with the media about his injury, University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino said his star player is in good spirits.

"He's doing good," Petrino said of Bush. "It's probably harder now than it was when it happened because he's sitting around not doing alot. And that's hard on Michael because he's never done that."

"His spirits are real good," Petrino continued. "I stopped by when he was in the hospital and he was doing good. He's going to every class and his grades have been very good. It's a tough break but the best thing is that he's got alot of time to get back before that opener. It could have happened in September, so we're actually lucky it happened now."

Bush is expected to make a full and complete recovery and will wear a cast for the next 4-6 weeks.

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