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Jahvid Best staying hopeful despite remaining on PUP list

Jahvid Best is attempting to remain positive about his injury situation despite the approaching deadline to activate him.

Leon Halip

Time is running out for Lions running back Jahvid Best to be activated from the PUP list, but the third-year back out of Cal is doing his best to stay hopeful. Detroit Free Press writer Carlos Monarrez spoke with Best after the Lions' 28-24 victory in Seattle. When asked for an injury update, Best stated:

"Nah, I've got nothing new. Shoot, ask Schwartz or doctors or something like that. I got nothing new. Same thing as before. Nothing new from my end."

The lack of news is disappointing for the Lions and Best. Detroit has to start practicing the tailback on Nov. 5, then they must promote Best to the 53-man roster within three weeks. If they fail to do either, the running back is lost for the season.

Best is recovering from a concussion, but doctors have not cleared him to play. He will need to pass a concussion test before he can return, but coach Jim Schwartz did not say whether Best has any more tests scheduled.

Despite the approaching deadline, Best is attempting to remain positive. The running back stated that he is "hopeful," and "taking it day by day." Lions fans and Best are hoping that he will pass the tests, and find a way to return to the field this season.