Health update for the Lions plus a Piston headed overseas?

With the Lions already thin at running back with the loss of Mikel Leshoure to a season-ending injury, finding out that running back Jahvid Best is being held out of practice with a concussion is reason for fans to worry.  According to the Detroit News, Best suffered the injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit from cornerback Joe Haden in the first quarter of the preseason game against the Browns.  The Lions are taking it slow with Best coming back to practice, and with good reason.  His career at Cal ended early due to a concussion his junior year and the Lions want to make sure he is healthy heading into the season.

Also on the Lions injury front, rookie wide receiver Titus Young was at practice for the second day in a row, and for the second day in a row left early.  According to Jim Schwartz via the Oakland Press, it was a part of the plan of bringing Titus back gradually.  Young was on the sidelines for the second part of practice getting his leg wrapped by the training staff.  Starting left tackle Jeff Backus was at his second practice in a row without any limitations and should be ready for the start of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle during the lockout.

Finally with no news of the NBA Lockout ending anytime soon, some big name players have contemplated moving overseas to play if the season is canceled.  Add Piston small forward Jonas Jerebko to that list of guys listening to offers to head over the pond to play in Europe or Asia.  According to ESPN, Jerebko was tempted to return to his former team Biella from Italy, but after missing the entire 2010 season because of a partially ruptured Achilles he has currently decided to stay in the U.S. for now.  It appears the offer will remain on the table as the lockout continues to drag out.

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