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Jahvid Best ‘Never Giving Up Hope’ Of Playing Again

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NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Jahvid Best (R) from the California Golden Bears poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as they hold up a Detroit Lions jersey after the Lions selected Best number 30 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – APRIL 22: Jahvid Best (R) from the California Golden Bears poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as they hold up a Detroit Lions jersey after the Lions selected Best number 30 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Jahvid Best hasn’t played since suffering his third major concussion in October 2011.

The 24-year-old Lions running back told the Baltimore Sun he feels good and is symptom-free, but he has not been cleared by neurologists and it’s unclear if he ever will. Still, Best continues to work out like he’s got a game Sunday.

“It’s tough. I don’t know what the future is going to hold for me,” said Best, who was in Baltimore for Monday’s Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation banquet. “It’s been about a year and a half now, but I’m still working out like I’m playing next week. … I am never giving up hope. I’m staying ready so if the opportunity does present itself, I’ll be ready.”

One of 17 players who visited abused, neglected and at-risk kids at St. Vincent’s Villa, Best said he was uplifted watching the children chase around NFL stars like Adrian Peterson.

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