Les Miles: Fullback JD Moore practiced fully, CB Tre White “gimpy”
Leonard Fournette might get his lead blocker back just in time for LSU’s clash with Alabama, but the Tigers aren’t at full health across the board.
Coach Les Miles provided injury updates for fullback JD Moore and cornerback Tre’Davious White during his media availability on Wednesday. Miles said Moore was a full participant in practice, while White was still a bit banged up.
Miles said both players practiced fully but he also mentioned that White looked a bit “gimpy,” according to NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter.
Both players will be essential factors in LSU’s overall success against Alabama on Saturday night. Moore may not show up on the stat sheet, but he has paved the way for his Heisman Trophy caliber tailback. Fournette valued Moore so much that he handed Moore the team MVP award that he was given after LSU’s victory over Auburn earlier in the season.
Moore has missed LSU’s past two games after sustaining a knee injury during LSU’s victory over South Carolina. Fournette has ran for 330 yards and three touchdowns in the two games without Moore.
White has arguably been LSU’s best cornerback. He missed LSU’s most recent game against Western Kentucky with a knee injury, but Miles said at the time that White could have played. White has 22 tackles on the season and three pass breakups. White also served as LSU’s punt returner and averaged 17.3 yards per return with one touchdown. A healthy White could be LSU’s best shot at containing dynamic ‘Bama wideout Calvin Ridley.