Lions Best probably won't be 100%

The Detroit News - [Full Article]

Running back Jahvid Best , who has played with a sprained toe on each foot through the first six weeks of the season, was back practicing with the team. He had spent the last four practices working mostly on the side with a conditioning coach.

"He's probably not going to be 100 percent healthy until the season is over," Schwartz said. "We kind of said the same thing about Kyle Vanden Bosch . Nobody is going to be 100 percent healthy. But we feel like (Best) is on the right track and he is close to putting it behind him."

The toe injuries have robbed him of his explosiveness, which is at least partly to blame for his 3.2 yards-per-carry average.

"We hope (the explosiveness) is back, but we kind of have to wait and see," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "I've had guys who've dealt with turf toes and a lot of times they linger. I am sure it will improve over time. His one toe has healed to the point where it doesn't bother him, so hopefully by Sunday the other one is closer, too."

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