Les Miles: Fullback JD Moore “may well be out for the season”
LSU will be without an unsung offensive hero for the rest of the season.
Coach Les Miles revealed during his Monday press conference that fullback JD Moore could miss the rest of the year with a knee injury.
Miles: I think J.D. Moore may well be out for the season.
— David Ching (@ESPNChing) November 9, 2015
Moore returned to the lineup last weekend against Alabama after sustaining a knee injury during LSU’s 45-24 win over South Carolina. He missed two games while recovering from the injury and reinjured his knee during the first half of the 30-16 loss to the Crimson Tide.
Moore has helped paved the way for the prolific season that has Leonard Fournette in the thick of the Heisman Trophy race. Fournette averaged 204.4 yards per game with Moore as his lead blocker in the first five games. That average decreased to 120.3 rushing yards in three games without Moore. Freshman Bry’Kiethon Mouton has been Moore’s primary replacement.
Fournette also gave Moore the team MVP award following his 228-yard, three-touchdown performance against Auburn in September.
The Tigers have three pivotal games ahead against SEC West foes, but the running game certainly won’t be the same without Fournette’s lead blocker.