Best: 'He’s got a bright future, this is a minor setback.'

Posted Aug 8, 2011

Losing rookie running back Mikel Leshoure to a torn Achilles has certainly been a disappointment for the Lions’ offense, but it's something that second-year back Jahvid Best says can be overcome.
“It’s football.  That’s what happens with football," said Best. "He’s just got to get rehabbing and I’m going to pray for the best for him. He definitely has the mindset (to overcome this).”
Best was still in the process of getting comfortable working with Leshoure on the field, but he already saw glimpses of what he's capable of.
“He’s a great player, if it was any great player it’s going to hurt us,” said Best. “He’s got a bright future, this is a minor setback. Just press the pause button for a little bit and as soon as you press play, he’ll be right back where he started.”
With Leshoure out for the season, Best doesn’t feel that anymore is expected of him.
Regardless of the situation, he's prepared for anything, and his work ethic will remain the same moving forward.
“I’m going to have the same mind frame,” said Best. “I’m just going to go out there and play how I know how to play and then whatever gets put on film is what is going to be there, and I think it’s going to be good. I’m ready for anything.”