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Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:09 am
Edited on: August 12, 2011 10:18 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE: Arkansas has confirmed that Davis is expected to miss the season with a left ankle injury

"I am extremely disappointed for Knile," head coach Bobby Petrino said in a prepared statement. "He is a captain who was incredibly focused on the upcoming year. His leadership throughout the offseason was significant in the development of this team. Our athletic trainers and medical staff are the best in the country, and Knile's mental toughness will be an asset to him during the recovery process. I am fully confident in the mindset of our running back group and their ability to perform."

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Arkansas fans were horrified when they heard the reports of Knile Davis' lower leg injury on Thursday. Offensive coordinator Garric McGee and the rest of the Razorbacks refused to speak with the media about the severity of the injury, citing team policy for Bobby Petrino to be the only one to speak on the topic of player injuries.  CBSSports.com's Jimmy Carter reports that the Davis' injury is "major" and he will miss "significant" time.

Davis' Arkansas teammates took to Twitter on Thursday night, sending their thoughts and prayers to the star running back.

Running back Broderick Green: "Prayers go out to my RB Knile Davis pray he stays strong and know GOD will see him through this difficult time. Please say a prayer for him."

Offensive guard Grant Cook: "The Lord does everything for a reason, we may not understand it, but there is a plan set in motion! #GodBless7."

While the media may not have been able to ask the players any questions about the severity of the injury, the players' tone has indicated that this is likely as bad as many have feared. Arkansas' Rivals site has already reported that Davis will be out for the season, and word out of Little Rock seems to confirm that suspicion.

Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:44 am
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

What a crying shame.  I'll be praying for Mr. Davis' speedy recovery.  Hang in there, young man.



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:52 am
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

I hate this for Knile Davis and all Arkansas fans.  As an SEC fan, I also like seeing teams play one another at full strength.  That said, I also am an Atlanta Falcons fan and that means I don't support Bobby Petrino in anything.  Maybe Davis will miraculously heal and Petrino will get fired.  That would be the best of both worlds.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

Well, CBS Sports picked Arkansas to be this year's Auburn.  In other words, CBS Sports picked Auburn to win the national championship.   No doubt, CBS Sports still thinks they can win the national championship.  After all, Auburn plays in the SEC.



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

He didn't help them beat te Buckeyes last year.  This is the 4th time he's broken his ankles due to weak basketball defense.  He has been crossed over on 4 too many times.



Since: Nov 27, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

Terrible for Davis. I hate it for him and for Arkansas fans but you guys can pull it off. You have two speed guys, one being Wingo and Petrino is known to custom fit to his personnel. Just have to find the guy that can move the chains some when it's critical.



Since: Aug 29, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

It means a lot to hear fans of other schools say positive things about such a great guy. He isn't just a fantastic football player. He also never speaks a negative word about other people. He leads by example, produces results, and we will miss him this year. Classy posts, everyone. Thank you, and best of luck to your teams this season.



Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

That is huge



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

Sorry to hear this news. Best wishes on a speedy recovery Mr. Davis.



Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

Sorry Knile..I had you on my fantasy team..thats how much I thought Of U




Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Arkansas RB Knile Davis out for the season

Wow....what a big blow to the Razorbacks' ground game! Davis was supposed to be one of the nation's to feature back in college football.


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