The Lions can’t wait for Jahvid Best to get healthy any longer.
The Lions announced Friday that Best is headed to injured reserve. Best played six games this year before suffering a serious concussion.
For a second straight season, Best struggled with injury. He played through a painful turf toe injury for much of last year.
And for the second time in his football life going back to his college days, Best’s season has been cut short by a serious concussion. Best’s post-concussion symptoms were slow to go away. We can only hope the issue doesn’t cut short Best’s career.
Kevin Smith’s high ankle sprain on Thursday likely forced the Lions to make this move.
Detroit needs to add another running back until Smith is healthy. It’s telling that they expect Smith to come back and contribute, while they are comfortable ending Best’s season now despite his talents.