Moore glad to have Riders support

Riders receiver Kyran Moore figures it’ll take nine months to recover from his knee injury. And he’s happy to know the teams is behind him all the way back.

The Riders re-signed Moore last week to a reported 1-year deal worth $120-thousand. It’s something he wasn’t sure he would get when he injured his knee on October 30.

“The first thing I was thinking of when I got hurt was ‘I’m a free agent. I wonder if anybody’s going to take me,’ says Moore. “At that point I was like ‘If the contract comes–no matter what the money is.’ It wasn’t necessarily about the money at that point. I just wanted a job.”

The Riders could have waited longer to see how Moore’s ACL and MCL progressed. CFL free agency doesn’t being until next month. But the club committed to him in a deal announced last Friday, a deal that Moore appreciates.

“It feels great,” Moore says. “Because once I got hurt, I talked to the training staff, I talked to Ryan (Raftis, the Riders Head Athletic Therapist) and all them, and they gave me the option to have my surgery down here in Alabama…I told them I’d stay up there, they told me they could have me back walking in two weeks after surgery.

“My confidence in both, it just went up. So I’m very grateful for Ryan and Trevor (Len, the Riders Assistant Athletic Therapist).”

Moore says his availability for training camp in May is “up in the air”. But the 25 year old is spending a two hours a day rehabbing his knee, preparing for the 2022 season.

“I’ve learned I can tolerate more pain than I used to think I could,” he says.

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