Chris Best returns to practice
There's good and bad news when it comes to the Roughriders injury situation.
The good news is for the first time since training camp, offensive lineman Chris Best was back on the field Tuesday. He was missing from action since about the middle of camp because of a foot injury. It's not all perfect for Best however, as he still won't be playing this Saturday against the Lions.
"He's coming along," said head coach Corey Chamblin. ''He was able to work out with us today, that was a positive."
Best didn't take part in any team drills and wasn't practicing with the first team offense either, but he was still happy to be out there.
"I was just so happy to be out doing the steps with my buddies out there," said Best.
The injury was worse than the team originally thought, and Best admits that at times it did feel like it was dragging on.
"You got to stay positive during an injury," said Best. "I'm almost cleared to do everything, so I'm really looking forward to taking this last step."
The Riders could be down a couple of offensive linemen on Saturday, as Brendon LaBatte wasn't able to practice Tuesday because of his injured shoulder. However, Chamblin wasn't ready to rule him out of the game just yet.
If he's unable to play, then Patrick Neufeld will likely start in his place.
"He has prepared himself for every game as though he would start," said Chamblin. "So when he steps in, it's not a thing where you're holding your breath."
What's also unclear right now is the status of receiver Sinorice Moss, who left Sunday's game as well.