Arkansas Razorback coach Bobby Petrino confirmed Friday morning his captain running back will miss the entire 2011 season due to a left ankle injury.
Talk about a major lost to their national championship hopes. Davis, who suffered the injury in a scrimmage Thursday and was carted off the field lead the SEC with 1,322 rushing yards last season. He was also a preseason second team All-SEC selection and was named to the Doak Walker, Maxwell and Walter Camp player of the year watch list.
“I am extremely disappointed for Knile”, Petrino stated. “He is our captain who was incredibly focused on the upcoming year. His leadership throughout the offseason was significant in the development of this team”. Coach Petrino will turn to junior running backs Dennis Johnson and Ronnie Wingo to fill Davis’ void.
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