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Reggie Bush on Darrelle Revis’ injury: ‘What goes around comes around’

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Reggie Bush drops a shoulder against Darrelle Revis last Sunday. (Getty Images)

Any fan of the New York Jets would have been understandably apoplectic when the news came down this week that ultimate shutdown corner Darrelle Revis was lost for the rest of the 2012 season after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday's 23-20 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. Jets head coach Rex Ryan was depressed as well, but one guy who almost sounded happy about what happened to Revis was Dolphins running back Reggie Bush.

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Bush, who hurt his knee in the second quarter of the Jets game -- his injury was not season-ending -- said on a Tuesday radio appearance what happened to Revis was justice, in a way.

"It's like the old saying, what goes around comes around," Bush said, via the Palm Beach Post. "They talked about all week about putting hot sauce and this and that, and they ended up losing their best player for the rest of the season. So, it's sad that it happened because of that, but I'm going to be back."

The "hot sauce" the Jets were allegedly discussing regarding Bush came from a comment by Jets defensive lineman Calvin Pace.

"We had to put him on out," Pace said of Bush. "We didn't see him again."

That followed up a joke by Ryan last Wednesday. "Obviously, we have to do a great job of getting a lot of guys to him and getting him on the ground," the Jets' coach said. "Put some hot sauce on him, if you will."

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Bush, who had gained 61 yards on 10 carries in the first half of the Jets game, was injured late in the second quarter as the Dolphins were trying to run out the clock. He did not return. The formerly inconsistent back has surprised a lot of people by setting himself as one of the league leaders in rushing through the early part of the 2012 season. He currently ranks fifth in the league with 302 yards on just 65 carries, giving him a 6.0 yards-per-carry average.

"He definitely misinterpreted my comment," Ryan said in this Wednesday's presser. "Next time we play them, he's going to get attention from us because he's a great football player. It's almost a compliment that's taken a different way."

The two teams face off again on Oct. 28 at MetLife Stadium, the Jets' home turf.

Meanwhile, Bush hopes to play this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. "It's just a bruise," he said on Tuesday. "I'm working hard to get back for this week."
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