McGee said Davis was in back in pads at practice, but it was unclear whether Davis would return to game action or finish out a medical redshirt season in 2011.
"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.
Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino - who does get to make those decisions said Wednesday that Davis would like to play but he's not ready.
"He's not playing. He's been out there for about 3 weeks. He's not in a situation he can play."
Petrino noted that Davis still has some hardware in his ankle that would have to be taken out first.
Davis suffered what was described as a season-ending injury Aug. 11 after breaking his ankle in a scrimmage. The injury, Davis' fifth major one in less than four years, required surgery.
"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."
The Missouri City, Texas native rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore, the most among any running back in the Southeastern Conference.
Davis returned to practice within the last two weeks, Arkansas running backs coach Tim Horton said, noting Davis has been able to go through individual workouts and some team drills.
"He's close to being ready to play," Horton said. "Whether he will or not remains to be seen and he probably won't. It's really nice to have him out there doing what he can right now."
If Davis were to return, he would help a Razorbacks rushing game that ranks ninth in the SEC with 144.4 yards per game this season. Horton said that number is a bit misleading and has been happy with the emergence of Dennis Johnson as a feature back in recent weeks.
"We're pleased with the progress we've made in the running game," Horton said. "The thing we look at is I think we're second in the SEC in yards per carry. Right now we're throwing the ball fairly well. When you can run it for 4.6 per snap, we're pleased with that."
For now, just having Davis back is a boost in morale for a team riding high on the heels of six straight wins. The No. 6 Razorbacks (9-1, 5-1 SEC) host Mississippi State Saturday at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.
"Knile is a great leader and when you see him out there, it puts a smile on everybody's face," said fifth-year senior offensive guard Grant Cook. "He was running around and getting some stuff done today, so that was exciting to see."