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Jahvid Best Hoping To Play On Sunday Against Packers

Although Lions running back Jahvid Best has missed the last two days of practice because of a turf toe injury, he is hoping to be on the practice field Friday and play against the Packers on Sunday.

"My toe is doing good. I've got to take it day by day,'' Best said. "I'll give it a go tomorrow and see how it feels. It's gotten a lot better -- better than I thought it was going to get. It's looking real good right now.''

Fellow running back Aaron Brown is dealing with a hand injury and likely will not be available on Sunday, so the Lions really do need Best to play. It's already been reported that Kevin Smith is likely to see his first action of the season on Sunday, but if Best and Brown are unable to go Detroit would only have two healthy backs. Keeping that in mind, I'm sure Best will play as long as he can be effective and run without too much pain.