According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been monitoring the health of Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best.
“Very closely,” Goodell said when asked how much he is monitoring Best’s situation, per Mlive.com. “The medical care that our players get is extraordinary. Jahvid, in particular, has seen a number of doctors outside the Detroit Lions organization. They are all focused on his case and making sure we can make the best decisions for Jahvid Best.”
“It’s a medical decision,” Goodell said. “The doctors make those decisions, so he obviously is having difficulty recovering the concussion. They have to be very cautious in that approach, and make sure they’re seeing the appropriate doctors. Again, those are the decisions we want the medical people to make, not us. We’re not influencing those decisions.”
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz says that Best is week-to-week at this point.
“The only thing I will say is we’re measuring Jahvid in weeks, not days,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “He’s not day-to-day A lot of these guys are day-to-day We’re measuring his progress in weeks. He’s doing very well. He’s working very, very hard. He’s in supreme condition, and I know this, when he’s cleared, he’s going to be tough to handle because he’ll be ready.”
I don’t like saying this, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Best is forced to retire within the next year.