Ole Miss may be without one its defensive backs for the entire 2016 season.
Junior safety C.J. Moore underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle over the weekend and could miss the entire season, according to The Clarion-Ledger’s Daniel Paulling, who cited sources.
Moore suffered the injury in the first week of camp, and entered preseason practice as the Rebels’ No. 2 strong safety behind freshman Myles Hartsfield. In two seasons, Moore played in 26 games while collecting 28 tackles, one-half tackle for loss and two pass breakups.
The Bassfield, Miss., native came to Oxford having played linebacker and quarterback in high school before making the switch to the defensive backfield as a freshman.
Moore was ranked as a 3-star recruit out of high school and the nation’s No. 82 athlete, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He chose the Rebels over Mississippi State and Southern Miss.