Junior running back Knile Davis reportedly has returned to practice at Arkansas, despite suffering what was deemed a season-ending broken ankle in the preseason.
Citing Razorbacks offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, the Associated Press reported that it’s unclear if Davis will return to a game this season.
“I don’t get to make those decisions, so I try to stay out of stuff I don’t have anything to do with,” McGee said, according to the AP.
“Knile is the man. He battles back, he’s tough, he doesn’t get down. He’s on the sidelines, he’s in the meetings and he’s really helped us a lot this year. He’s helped us without carrying the football.”
One of the most-dynamic players in the SEC heading into the season, Davis was a Heisman Trophy candidate who had 1,322 yards and an SEC-leading 13 rushing touchdowns in 2010.
Davis has a history of injuries. He broke his right ankle in high school and broke it again during his first college practice. He’s also broken his collarbone twice.
His latest injury, suffered during a scrimmage on August 11, was a big blow. But the Hogs haven’t missed a beat at 9-1 – though we’re sure they would love to see him on the field against No. 1 LSU in the regular-season finale.