Found June 05, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Mikel Leshoure was noticeably absent from Detroit Lions OTAs today and, according to the Oakland Press, the absence was due to a sore right ankle. It’s not anything major, but this is the last thing the Lions want to hear. Leshoure was their 2nd round pick in 2011, but didn’t play a snap last season due to a torn Achilles. Achilles injuries can lead to other types of lower leg injuries due to compensation. They may rest Leshoure for the rest of the OTAs just to be safe. The Lions still have a very uncertain situation at running back. Jahvid Best, who is supposed to split carries with Leshoure, is still not cleared to practice after concussions ended his 2011 season.

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Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best “not worried” about concussions

The Detroit Lions lost RB Jahvid Best last season after he suffered a concussion in a game against the San Francisco 49ers. Best never returned to the lineup after the October 16 contest and despite the fact he has not been cleared to return to the field yet, the running back tells reporters that he’s not worried about his concussion history. Speaking to Dave Birkett of the Detroit...

Lions' Best symptom-free, fearless in anticipated July return

Running back Jahvid Best said his three documented concussions, don't worry him as he returns to carry the load for the Lions. That includes the Oct. 16 injury against San Francisco, even though eight months later Best still isn't cleared for contact. "That (Oct. 16 concussion) was not even close to what it was like when I had the one in college," said Best...

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