The Detroit Lions are hoping that running back Jahvid Best will be good to go for the 2012 NFL season. He's been taking first team reps at organized team activities and appears ready, but there's still plenty of talk about Best and his history of concussions.
Best finished the season on injured reserve with a concussion. It was his second concussion of the season and there were even some early reports about Best potentially not being ready for 2012. Some even suggested that his career might be over given the severity of the multiple concussions. He also had some bad ones when he played at Cal.
But according to the official website, Best is done talking about concussions. He says he's ready to play:
"I'm pretty sure I'll hear questions about concussions probably until the end of my career," he said after practice Monday. "So I'm prepared to answer questions. It's just going to be part of my regimen probably to answer questions about that stuff."
It goes on to note that Best is going to be looking at new advances in helmet technology and that he worked hard to strengthen his neck this offseason. At this point, anything to help him avoid future concussions is a definite plus. The piece closes off with Best saying that he's "definitely ready to go."