San Francisco 49ers Reggie Bush is taken off the field on a cart after injuring his knee returning a punt in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on November 1, 2015. Bush is the second player in two weeks to be injured falling on concrete behind the players bench. On October 25, 2015, Cleveland Brown's quarterback Josh McCown skidded into the wall. The NFL League office has asked the Rams to look into improved player safety. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/FILES /UPI | License Photo
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The city of St. Louis could be on the hook for an injury to San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush's torn ACL.
According to a CBS Sports report, Bush will accuse the city of "gross negligence given the potential danger of having such a slippery surface abut the playing field."
Bush suffered the knee injury when he slipped and fell on concrete near the field at the Edward Jones Dome.
Bush hired Shawn Holley and KWIKA law firm in the suit. The city of St. Louis owns and operates the Dome.
Bush will receive a $1.6 million base salary and $500,000 roster bonus, but won't be eligible to receive $18,750 in game bonuses while on injured reserve.
The injury occurred when Bush was returning a punt Nov. 1 in a 27-6 loss against the Rams. On the play, Bush received the ball and sped toward the sideline, where he was pushed out of bounds, but did not slow down.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown suffered a similar fate, due to the sideline's surface, injuring his shoulder just a week earlier.
Bush, 30, had rushed for just 28 yards on eight carries and had four catches for 19 yards this season. Last week, the running back went under for surgery.
The Rams have "informed the NFL and the city of St. Louis they want changes made to the concrete area behind the benches before their next home game," according to FOX Sports.