COLUMBIA, S.C. – Senior safety Chris was limited during practice on Tuesday morning.
While sporting a brace on the left knee he injured against Florida, Moody told reporters that he “felt a lot better” before South Carolina’s 20-7 loss.
“It’s fine right now,” he said. “It hurts a little bit, but it’s fine,”
Moody, who’s sixth among Gamecock defenders with 43 tackles, is unsure of his status for Saturday’s Senior Day game against Western Carolina.
“Ice, heat, stem, I don’t know what they’ve got going up – the strength stuff to get my knee back right,” he said. “Whatever they say.”
Before hyperextending the knee on Saturday, Moody’s injury history was limited to a “couple of ankles,” none of which were all that serious.
“I went to set the edge, make a tackle, then I’m on the ground,” Moody said. “That’s all I remember.”
He added, “I’ve been playing for a long time. I go make tackles all the time. I was just, ‘Why me that day? That play?’ It’s football though.”
Fellow senior Jonathan Walton, the Gamecocks starting middle linebacker, said it was “good to see (Moody) out there running around again” on Tuesday morning.
“He’s a huge (impact) on the team, not just on the field, but off the field also,” Walton said. “He has a lot of friends on the team and to bring him back (this season) was awesome. We love him out there. Very athletic guy, can move around. He can do so much for us.”
South Carolina could probably survive without Moody on Saturday. Western Carolina’s record is 2-8 (1-7 Southern) and they haven’t scored more than 30 points since September.