It’s was about this time last year when dynamic Arkansas running back Knile Davis suffered a serious ankle injury in practice that cost him the 2011 season. Rather than turn pro, Davis chose to return to Fayetteville and he’s back on the practice field.
But Razorback coaches are still keeping him away from heavy contact. Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino told The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, “As of right now, he’s not going to get hit yet.”
So when will UA’s coaches feel comfortable enough to let their expected starter get some contact? That’s an “ongoing conversation” according to Petrino.
In 2010, Davis rushed for 1,322 yards, 13 touchdowns and led the SEC with a 6.5 yard-per-carry average.