Strong safety Corey Moore’s presence was felt in Georgia’s most recent victory over South Carolina.
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Georgia safety Corey Moore (39) before the NCAA college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
For a young secondary like Georgia’s, it was huge for the junior to return from a sprained knee so quickly. Moore would have likely played a vital role in the Bulldogs’ season-opener at Clemson had it not been for the nagging injury. Nonetheless, Moore made what Mark Richt referred to as a somewhat speedy recovery.
“The initial prognosis was four to six weeks, but it was more like three weeks before he started practicing,” Richt said. “He played around four weeks after the injury and it usually takes a little bit longer than that.”
With both Josh Harvey-Clemons and Moore available to go now, Georgia will look for big plays out of its secondary.
Of course, freshman Tray Matthews did have the advantage of practicing and playing with the team in the spring. His injury in preseason camp, however, has left him with a lot to learn.
“He likes contact. He made some big hits and some really nice plays,” Richt said. “Now he’s got to do that in games. Getting hurt when he got hurt is tough. He missed a lot.”