Bush, one of the preseason favorites for the Heisman Trophy, broke his leg early in the second half in the season opener against Kentucky after rushing for 132 yards and three touchdowns against the Wildcats.
"All the plans are to have him go through with the seniors and do all that," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said Monday afternoon at his regularly scheduled press conference.
Petrino said the school still hasn't applied for a medical redshirt through the NCAA, but would do so if Bush wanted to come back for another season.
"(We) still have to apply for the medical hardship and that will happen if that's what he wants to do," Petrino said.
The time is nearing for Bush to make a choice about his future. Should he return to U of L for one more season, or take a shot at his NFL dreams? That's the decision now facing Bush.
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"It's getting about time where he needs to start talking with some GM's and figuring out where his situation is," Petrino said. "We kind of wanted to wait until after the season to really get going on that and see how his heath was and what are his chances to run at the combine."
Bush has until January 15 to decide whether or not to enter his name for the NFL Draft. In late September, Bush told the local press he'd return if his leg wasn't fully healed. "It'll depend on how I feel," Bush said back then. "If (Coach Petrino) says my leg isn't strong enough, then I'll stay here."
Bush has been on the sideline the past few weeks with the Cardinals. He travelled to Pittsburgh last weekend to help cheer Louisville to a 48-24 victory over the Panters at Heinz Field.
"He's improving a lot, but he still has a limp and a ways to go," Petrino said.