South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore might not be on the field the entire 2016 season, but he’s certainly a presence in the football facilities.
Coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday gave an update on the senior, sidelined by a herniated disk, and added that he got good news recently.
“He was cleared, I want to say Monday or Tuesday of last week,” Muschamp said. “He’s running, he’s lifting.”
Moore was a key cog on the defense the previous three seasons, leading the team in tackles each year and interceptions twice. An All-SEC player and team captain, he was projected as the best player on the defense before the injury.
Now that he can do some physical work, Muschamp said there’s been a new focus for the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder.
“He’s spending a lot of time in the weight room and that was one of the things that, the good Lord works in mysterious ways and why things happen to us,” Muschamp said. “I told Skai. ‘We’ve got to get stronger. We’ve got to get more girth on our body.’
“Now he’s been able to go in the weight room with our strength staff an been able to life and really concentrate on those things he can do to continue to improve. His health is very good.”