TCU running back Kendre Miller has a sprained MCL in his right knee, which is about half-healed, and is giving him a 50-50 chance to play Monday against Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Sofi Stadium, according to ESPN.
Miller said team doctors have left his playing status up to him and that the medical team has seen his MRI and how loose the knee is, but Miller says that he continues to improve every day and that nobody will force him to play if he is not right.
“Tomorrow definitely is going to be pretty much the deciding factor if I can go or not, but I’m going to definitely try,” Miller said. “It’s kind of like a 50-50, but I’ll most definitely suit up either way and try.”
“If it’s not stabilized, I wouldn’t feel comfortable going out there and playing,” Miller said. “That’s kind of why I didn’t play in the second half of Michigan. I tried.”
“I think in the next 24 hours we’ll have to make a determination or have a pretty good idea of what he’s going to be able to do going into the game Monday,” TCU coach Sonny Dykes said. “We’re optimistic he’s going to be able to play. We’ll see how he feels today. Today is going to be important. The biggest thing obviously is he’s confident and feels good about it.”
Miller leads the Horned Frogs in rushing with 1,399 yards and is the only player in Big 12 history to record a rushing touchdown in 13 games in a season and has totaled 17 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in a season in TCU history and the most since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2000.