This is one of those surprising news bits that really isn’t all that surprising. With each passing week that RB Jahvid Best missed and with little discussion as to his current state of health, I think most Lions fans assumed this day would come.
It doesn’t make it any easier, especially with the recent injury to Kevin Smith. But, as much as I hate to say it, it was probably the right thing to do. Concussions are no joke, and Best’s history with them doesn’t help the matter.
Best suffered a concussion during the game against the 49ers — his second of the season — and has subsequently missed the five games following. Immediately following the San Francisco game there were rumors that Best was being advised to sit out the remainder of the season, however, Best and many from the Lions organization were quick to deny those sentiments.
Unfortunately today, they came true.
“From the outset, we have been appropriately cautious and have followed all medical protocol with respect to Jahvid’s injury,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Friday. “We look forward to his continued improvement and eventual return to the field.”
Obviously this is a blow to the Lions, especially with the onslaught of injuries in the past two days. Fortunately, one of those injuries may not be as bad as initially thought. » Continue reading “Lions Place RB Jahvid Best on Injured Reserve”