Washington State HC Jake Dickert announces two season-ending injuries for Cougars
Washington State wideout CJ Moore and offensive lineman Rodrick Tialavea will both miss the 2022 season with injuries suffered in fall camp, head coach Jake Dickert announced on Monday after practice.
Moore suffered a non-contact injury on Day 1 of fall camp, Dickert said. Tialavea will miss the year with an unspecified lower leg injury. Dickert said both will have surgery this week.
“I was excited about both those guys contributing to the team,” Dickert said. “But this is part of the game and we’ll have to have some other guys step up and replace them.”
Moore is in his second year with the WSU program after two years at Oklahoma State where he made six appearances and one at Iowa Central CC. The 6-foot-4 wideout was expected to provide depth on the outside after appearing in eight games last season.
The 6-foot-5 Tialavea was battling for reps at right guard, according to Cougfan.com’s Jamey Vinnick. A third-year sophomore, he made eight appearances a season ago but was mostly a special teams performer.
Dickert also revealed that Ma’ake Fifita is in a non-contact practice jersey as he works his back from an injury suffered earlier in camp. The Cougars are also being cautious with freshman running back Djouvensky Schlenbaker, with Dickert saying he’s dealing with “just some little things from the scrimmage, but we’ll hopefully get him returning as we go.”