If not for the ankle in a cast and it resting on a scooter, it would have been hard to tell he was injured due to how upbeat the junior seems to be.
"I'm feeling good," Davis said. "Little disappointed in what happened and the timing that it happened, but I'm positive and my teammates are keeping me positive as is friends and family.
"I am rehabbing now and working on range of motion and just trying to get back healthy," Davis added.
"You got to hear Knile today and obviously that is one of the hardest things there is in football, one of the hardest things there is in coaching when a young man invests so much and puts so much into it and gets injured and can't play the rest of the year," Petrino said.
"We miss him, we miss him a lot," Petrino added. "His effort, his smile, his toughness. But our players are working hard to make up for it. I can really tell you that. The guys are excited about it that are going to fill his role, try to fill his shoes. Everybody is working hard to try and make up for the loss of a great player."
Davis, elected as one of his team's six captains, says he will be on the sidelines cheering on his teammate each week.
He doesn't know yet whether he will be cleared to go through spring practice in 2012.
"We are kind of playing it by ear right now to know when I will be able to walk and run and things like that," Davis said. "I don't really know a time frame, but I am just trying to get healed. It could be early, it could be late."
Davis was injured during his junior and senior high school seasons and had those both cut short. He then was injured as a freshman at Arkansas.
"I've been down this road before," Davis said. "It kind of helps. I know what to expect as far as rehabbing and trying to stay mentally tough. But it will be just as hard as the rest of them in coming back."
Davis said he knew right away that he had broken something.
"I knew it was broke because I know the sound of a break," Davis said. "I knew what I was going into. I knew how surgery was going to go. I knew I was going to be laying down…but I do also know what you can come back from this and be faster and be stronger than you have ever been so I look at it that way."
Davis said he has had great support from his teammates.
"The whole team was there waiting for me to come out," Davis said. "Every day people will say I am praying for you or I am waiting for you to get back."
He also said that he wouldn't have changed a thing.
"I don't have any regrets because I play hard, I worked out hard during the summer and I did everything that I could do to be able to prepare myself for the season," Davis said. "It just didn't work in my favor."