Reggie Bush likely still sidelined

New Orleans Saints halfback Reggie Bush moved a little closer to his return from a broken bone in his right leg, but it appears he might have to wait until after the Saints' bye week.

The Saints list Bush as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He has been practicing on a limited basis this week but is still experiencing some pain.

The Saints' bye week comes after Sunday's road game against Carolina. Bush could return to action Nov. 21 against the Seahawks.

Sean Payton ruled out halfback Pierre Thomas (ankle) and cornerback Patrick Robinson (ankle). Safety Pierson Prioleau (ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. Tackle Jon Stinchcomb was upgraded to probable after practicing for the first time on Friday. He has a knee injury.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.