Bush's injury could alter Saints' offense

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It happened very quietly, but the Saints may have just gotten hit by another major injury.

The team just announced running back/return man Reggie Bush has left the game and will not return because of a knee injury. The nature and extent of the injury isn't known. If Bush is out for any extended period, it's going to have a big impact on the offense. Deuce McAllister, who the Saints have brought along slowly in his return from knee injury, would likely get more playing time.

But the Saints probably don't want McAllister handling too big a role and reserves Pierre Thomas and Aaron Stecker could get some carries.