Saints call Bush report incorrect

METAIRIE, La. -- Even after going through a full practice, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush had to answer questions about his left knee.

"The knee is fine," Bush said Wednesday night. "It's great. You saw me running."

Bush went through the afternoon session after concerns about his knee swirled due to a report that he left the morning practice early, iced his knee and then returned with a limp. While the story implied that Bush had suffered a setback, the Saints said that was not correct, that it was all part of the daily plan.

"I warmed up and ran through stretches with the team and then [went inside and] put ice on it," Bush said. "That was it, so I guess they suspected I came out, but I never even started practice."

The Saints have been cautious with Bush since the start of camp, often giving him practices off.

"That's been the protocol since Day 1," Bush said.

Pat Yasinskas covers the NFC South for ESPN.com.