As Texas A&M looks to snap its two-game losing streak, all signs are pointing to the Aggies having a significant piece of its offensive puzzle back on the playing field.
Described as the heart of A&M’s immensely talented receiving corps, Malcome Kennedy has been sidelined the last two games after separating his shoulder in the win over Arkansas Sept. 27. Coincidentally or not, both of the games the wide receiver missed, at Mississippi State and at home against Ole Miss, ended up with the Aggies on the wrong end of the scoreboard.
With a trip to Tuscaloosa looming this Saturday, head coach Kevin Sumlin said Tuesday that it looks like Kennedy “will be ready to go” for the Alabama game. Sumlin said Kennedy “got close to playing Saturday [in the loss to Ole Miss]” and the player “wanted to play and probably could have played.”
However, the coaching and medical staffs deemed it too risky and held him out again.
Despite missing two complete games and a portion of a third, Kennedy is still second on the team in receptions (33) and is third in receiving yards (378). As a junior last season, Kennedy was second on the team in catches as well.