Leonard Fournette could have his lead blocker back in action for a pivotal contest against SEC West rival Alabama. LSU coach Les Miles said fullback JD Moore is working hard to return to full health for next weekend’s game in Tuscaloosa.
“JD Moore is pushing to play in this game,” Miles said on Tuesday according to NOLA.com’s Jerit Roser. “He worked out today, and it appears we’ll have a full slate come Monday.”
Moore has missed LSU’s past two games after he sustained a knee injury two weeks ago during LSU’s 45-24 victory over South Carolina.
The Tigers could definitely use Moore’s help against one of the top run defenses in the country. Alabama entered the week ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 78.5 rushing yards allowed per game.
Fournette hasn’t missed Moore too much during his absence. He has run for 330 yards and three touchdowns in two games without Moore paving the way. Despite his continued dominance, Fournette has not rushed for more than 200 yards since Moore’s injury.
LSU would prefer to be as close to full strength as possible for its most important game of the season. A win would allow the Tigers to control their destiny to the SEC Championship game and quite possibly an appearance in the College Football Playoff.