The Lions have their bye this week, and running back Jahvid Best says that puts him in a holding pattern when it comes to questions about how soon he can recover from his latest concussion.
Asked by the Detroit Free Press when he’ll be back on the field, Best said he doesn’t know.
“I have no idea,” Best said. “If this wasn’t our bye week I’d probably have a better idea, but right now everybody’s gone and everybody’s doing their own thing, so I have no idea.”
Despite reports that he’s being urged to shut it down after his second concussion of the year, Best says he wants to play again “as soon as possible” and plans to be on the field to help the Lions make a run at the playoffs over the final eight weeks of the season.
“I’m doing fine, I feel fine,” Best said. “It’s just a matter when we all get down and sit together how everything plays out. So it’s still kind of week to week.”
Whether Best will be back next week is unclear. But he does think he’ll be back.