After missing the entire 2016 season due to a herniated disk in his neck, South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore will return to the field in 2017 to play for the Gamecocks. It was previously expected Moore would be back for the 2017 season, but The State has confirmed and reported that is still the plan ahead of spring football in Columbia.
Moore’s 2016 season was over well before the first kickoff of the season when Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp announce din late May updated his status. Moore had aggravated a previous herniated disk from the 2015 season during a weight room session in the spring. Muschamp said the injury was not career-threatening and said at the time was for Moore to be back in 2017. Despite being eligible to take his game to the next level, Moore deciding to return for one more season is probably the best bet all around as he will be given a chance to prove he is back and ready to contribute to any scouts who may be paying close attention.
Moore was South Carolina’s leading tackler from 2013 through 2015 and recorded 110 tackles as a junior in 2015, earning him All-SEC honors.
The 2017 season will be Moore’s final year of eligibility.