• No move from Lions yet on Jahvid Best

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Oct 16, 2012
    A full year after his last concussion, Jahvid Best has been told it’s still not safe for him to return to the field. Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is now eligible to be activated from the physically unable to perform list , but the team has made no immediate move to do so. "Jahvid will continue to work with our medical and training staffs with the hope that he ultimately will be cleared to return to the playing field," Mayhew said. “After today’s consultation with medical experts, including representatives from our medical and training staffs, it has been determined that Jahvid will not be permitted to return to play at this time,” Mayhew said. Although Lions coach Jim Schwartz was coy today about whether Best would be ready to play again, Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew later released a statement saying that medical experts had told Best and the Lions that it is still not safe for him to play. The Lions' statement is carefully worded, and it doesn't say who made the ultimate decision that he "will not be permitted to play at this time." That's all we can say definitively about Best's situation at this moment, and while a reasonable person can be suspicious about why his status didn't change Monday, we have no hard evidence to suggest he failed his most recent set of post-concussion tests.
    • In hindsight, Jahvid Best and accountability

      Hindsight makes it easy to judge the Jahvid Best Era, right? A pair of concussions ended his tenure at Cal, after all, and now two more concussions are threatening his career with the Detroit Lions. So is it that easy? Can we wrap up the Lions' decision…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Lions' Best remains out indefinitely (concussion)

      ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is still not cleared to play after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Hard to envision Jahvid Best playing again

      If Jahvid Best isn't ready to resume his playing career one full year after his most recent concussion, will he ever? That's a fair question to ask after the Detroit Lions confirmed in a statement that he "will not be permitted return to play at th…
      Source: ESPN.com

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