The worst possible news was expected for Jahvid Best on Thursday morning when several reports indicated that the Detroit Lions might shut the running back down for the rest of the season due to his lingering concussion issues. The injury apparently won't cause that to happen, however, at least according to reports coming from his camp as well as the Lions coaching staff.
Chris McCosky of the Detroit News posted on Twitter that Best's agent told him that is "Not what anybody is thinking right now" when asked whether Best will be shut down for the season while Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan also echoed those sentiments.
Lions OC Scott Linehan on if he expects Best back this year: "Oh certainly. I wouldn't see any other reason, unless anyone tells me otherwise."
This is great news for the Lions as reports earlier in the day indicated otherwise
NFL Insider Mike Freeman reported Thursday that Lions RB Jahvid Best has been advised by people close to him to "strongly consider sitting out the year" after suffering his second concussion of the season.
Best sat out practice for the second straight day on Thursday, too, but the Lions haven't made a decision on whether or not he'll play this weekend.