Illinois fullback out vs. MU

The Tigers can call it a back-to-school gift from Illinois. Carey Davis will miss Saturday's game.

The Illini starting fullback, Carey Davis, will miss Saturday's season opener against Missouri. Davis had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday.

"It had been bothering him for a while," Illinois spokeswoman Cassie Arner said.

Davis will be out at least 10 days. He was the Illini's leading rusher last season with 319 yards. Expect Jason Davis or Brad Haywood to start in his place.


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