Tailback Reggie Bush, who visited with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday for a second opinion on his damaged left knee, definitely will not play again in 2007, two league sources told ESPN.com.
The renowned orthopedic surgeon concurred, sources said, with the diagnoses of New Orleans Saints doctors that Bush has a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament. The injury will not require surgery.
Despite this information, Saints coach Sean Payton told ESPN's Ed Werder that the team is still debating whether to put Bush on injured reserve and end his season, just in case the team advances deep into the playoffs. The Saints were 5-7, however, going into Monday night's game against the Falcons.