Sep 18, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best (44) rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Jahvid Best Will Not Play In 2012

While the Detroit Lions were silent when it came to updates on the Jahvid Best situation, it is because there was no new news to report. Now that the doctors have re-evaluated Best, it has been determined that he will not be cleared to play in the 2012 season. Best is still recovering from a serious concussion.

The Lions released an official statement to announce Best’s status this evening.

“After today’s consultation with medical experts, including representatives from our medical and training staffs, it has been determined that Jahvid will not be permitted to return to play at this time,” Lions General Manager Martin Mayhewsaid.

“Throughout this entire process we always have placed the highest priority on what is best for Jahvid from a health and safety standpoint,” Mayhew continued. “While today’s decision is disappointing from a football perspective, we fully and entirely respect and support this recommendation.

“Jahvid will continue to work with our medial and training staffs with the hope that he ultimately will be cleared to return to the playing field.”

It is bad news for the Lions and Best. The team was hopeful that he would return to the line-up following week seven but those chances now stand at zero.

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