Lions to place Jahvid Best on IR

The Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions announced today they will place running Jahvid Best on season-ending injured reserve because of ongoing concussion problems. The move is not expected to become official until next week.

"Definitely expect him to be back next year," [his agent] TonyFleming said. "Being put on IR is more precautionary because he’s continuing to see specialists, and he’s just being evaluated still. It seems to be in the best interests to sit him for the season, but there’s nothing long-term that’s been established."

Fantasy Impact: 

Feel free to cut Best in redraft leagues. His value in keeper leagues is unclear, given his injury history and the emergence of Kevin Smith (or even Mikel Leshoure) as his possible replacement. If Best is completely healthy heading into next season, he'll likely be a mid-round (5th-8th) pick as part of a RBBC in Detroit.

Filed Under: 2011, W12

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