Jimbo Fisher updates status of pair of injured defensive backs
Texas A&M could be getting a boost in the secondary this week with the return of two defensive backs.
On Monday, Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher told the media during his press conference that junior cornerback Elijah Blades and true freshman safety Demani Richardson have returned to practice and that both should be ready to return for Saturday’s game against South Carolina.
“They should be good to go,” Fisher said. “We’ll see as they get out there, but as I’m getting reports now, yes.”
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Blades and Richardson both left Texas A&M’s win over Mississippi State on Oct. 26 with injuries. Blades appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury, while Richardson’s injury was undisclosed. Both missed the Aggies’ win over UTSA on Nov. 2, prior to this past week’s bye.
The Aggies will benefit from having both of these players back in the secondary. Blades has 17 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and three pass breakups this season. Richardson ranks second on the team with 47 tackles while also collecting an interception, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
Texas A&M and South Carolina are set to kick off on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.