Approximately 20% of symptomatic hamstring injuries are free of positive MRI findings. Once there are positive MRI findings (as was the case for Bush), even more minor ones, prognosis changes. In professional sports these hamstring injuries have a high incidence of recurrence which makes it one of the most frustrating for players, coaches, treating doctors and physiotherapists. A recurrence rate of approximately 30% can be expected over a 2 year period for athletes such as football, soccer and rugby players, as well as sprinters. Most occur within the 1st two weeks back to full activity, and most of the remainder within the next few months. I would dare say that even though Mario is said to have toe problems, for a juging running back/speedster like Bush to have such an injury which was sustained during simple stretching “warm-up” exercises (this was confirmed by a report given to me through a source with the Saints), his long term future “superstar” status can be seriously questioned. This can easily account for his turnabout from “whatever it takes” [get the deal done prior to training camp] to “We have to have a fair offer.” In fact, it is believed that “Bush will seek a deal that approximates, and perhaps in some ways surpasses, the six-year, $54 million contract that the Houston Texans awarded defensive end Mario Williams, the draft's top pick.” I.E., INJURY = Take the money and “RUN.” http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2453476 The Saints may soon find themselves to have been doubly “Bush-whacked.” It is still to be determined, but our choice of Mario is looking better and better.