Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, for one, said Thursday that he fully expected Best to return to the field this year, according to the Oakland Press.
The Lions have been careful not to say much of anything about Best’s prognosis following his latest concussion. They won’t even rule him out for this week.
The reality is that no one really knows how a player will recover from a concussion. The Patriots were hopeful defensive lineman Mike Wright would return from his latest head injury, and he never made it back this year.