Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bumps on the Head are Bad for NFL Players

The Detroit Lions started this season 5-0. A big reason was the play of Jahvid Best. Opponents couldn't discount the Lions rushing/screen/draw attack with the speeedy Best in the backfield. In 5+ games this season, he had 84 carries for 390 yards (4.6/per) and 27 catches for 287 yards. The Best threat was a boon to the rest of the team. Calvin was on fire, as was Pettigrew. Without Best, the Lions have struggled to consistently rush the ball. Teams are blanketing Calvin, and the team is 2-4 in their last 6 games.
What's the point here? Best is done for the season with "concussion symptoms". See the news here at the Detroit Freep.
Best had concussion issues coming out of college, but the Lions traded up in the 2010 draft to snag him anyway. I fear he may be done as an NFL player.
We cheer for the big hits, but these are people playing a game. Career ending injuries are sad.

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