All season long, Tyshon Goode has spent the season dressed in street clothes, having to cheer on his teammates from the sideline.
After tearing a hamstring in the first week of preseason camp, the senior receiver had hoped to return to the field by the start of the regular season. But when one week bled into another and there remained little improvement, Goode finally underwent an MRI that revealed the hamstring had detached from the bone.
“At first we didn't think it came off the bone,” Goode said. "But when the MRI came back, it showed it had and I would need surgery.”
That was back on Oct. 19. Saturday, Goode was scheduled to visit team doctor William Pakan here in Mobile to confirm the healing process has continued as expected. Friday he talked about being on track to return to KSU as a fifth-year senior next season.
“I'm about two months away from being fully healed,” he said.
Still, watching his teammates this week prepare to cap off the school’s best season hasn't been easy.
“But I believe everything happens for a reason,” he said. “This would have been the perfect way to go out. After going 5-7, 5-7, 5-7, then to have this breakout would have been the way to end it. But I'm going to do everything I can on my end to make sure the success is repeated next year. It's going to be that much harder to duplicate because of all the people who think we can't do it and with switching up the coaching staff. We have a lot of challenges ahead, but I'm up for it.”