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Best of luck: Jehvid Best hopes that he is cleared to return on Oct. 22nd after a year away from football

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

The Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was once considered one of the top up-and-coming running backs in the game.

Jahvid Best (Getty Images)

But injuries have set his career back. He has not played in a year since a season-ending concussion injury in October 2011. Since that time, he has become the poster boy for concussions in the NFL.

His latest concussion happened October 16th, 2011, and was placed on the reserve/PUP list to start the season. He is eligible to be removed from the list on October 22nd, then practice with the team leading up to Week 8 against the Chicago Bears.

This past Monday, Best took concussion tests and the team was supposed to receive the results on Friday. The team has kept the results a secret.

The 23-year-old is not ready to consider retirement if he isn’t given clearance from Friday’s test results. He would have to receive a consensus from the doctors in order to return to the game.

If he is allowed to return, the Lions hope that Best can have the same role that Darren Sproles has with the New Orleans Saints.

“You’ve all seen Jahvid when he’s played,” said offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. “He’s as explosive of a player as I’ve been around. We’re excited about the prospect of him coming back.”

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