Freshman RB Breaks Ankle

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas running back Knile Davis will miss the remainder of the spring after breaking a bone in his right ankle.

Davis, who graduated from high school a semester early and enrolled at Arkansas to participate in spring practice, was injured during a full contact drill Tuesday afternoon. The injury was first believed to be a sprain, but Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said an X-ray revealed that it was a broken ankle.

Davis will undergo surgery "as quickly as possible" according to Petrino.

"Certainly he's done for spring, we'll just have see how the summer goes and whether he's available for two-a-days or not," Petrino said. "It's real disappointing for him. He was doing very well.

"He's a guy that's going to be very explosive and very physical and has something a little extra in his heart. I feel bad for him."

It is the second time in less than a year Davis has broken his right ankle. The freshman, a four-star prospect, missed almost all of his senior season at Ft. Bend Marshall (Texas) High after breaking his ankle during the second game of the season.

Davis said it was hard to sit out last year, but was eager to fight for playing time with the Razorbacks.

He said his ankle felt "90 percent" before last Saturday's scrimmage. He showed plenty of promise by running for 51 yards in the scrimmage.

"I work it almost every day and it's getting better," Davis said last week before the injury.

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