Detroit Lions head coach Jim Scwhartz discussed the status of RB Jahvid Best on Thursday and mentioned that Best will not be cleared to participate in practice any time soon.
“The only thing I will say is we’re measuring Jahvid in weeks, not days,” said Schwartz, via MLive.com. “He’s not day-to-day.”
This is obviously concerning news as Best was reportedly close to receiving clearance. Instead, Kevin Smith is expected to see an increased workload during the preseason. There’s still a chance that Best could be available towards the beginning of the season, but there’s really no guarantees when we’re talking about someone who has a history of severe concussions.