Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best said he expects to return from his second concussion sometime this season, but he couldn’t say whether he’ll play after the bye next week against the Chicago Bears.
"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."
Best has yet to be cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in the second half of the Lions’ Oct. 16 loss to the 49ers. He missed the last two games, hasn’t returned to practice, and said Saturday he’s "week to week."
"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."
But Best said that should be some point in the second half of the season.
"Oh yeah," he said. "As soon as possible."
Owners should remain patient with Best. If he gets cleared and stays healthy down the stretch, he could make a big impact during the fantasy playoffs.