Davis Sidelined

Ray Ray Davis confirmed to Inside Carolina through a text message Tuesday morning that the injury he sustained Friday was an ACL tear. The UNC verbal commitment will miss the rest of his senior season.

Davis, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound wide receiver from Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley, suffered a torn ACL during Friday's game against Kannapolis (N.C.) Brown right before halftime.

"I tweaked it a little bit in the first quarter," Davis told IC on Friday night. "I just decided to play on it.

"On the play [before I left the game]… I planted my left leg and then the dude pushed me. I put all my pressure on my left leg and [it felt like] the bone came out and went back in."

Since the injury occurred with such little contact, it wasn't deemed serious at the time. But, as a precautionary measure, Davis didn't return to the game.

"He made a cut during the game and it just kind of happened," Sun Valley head coach Scott Stein said Tuesday morning. "It wasn't like he went down and the whole leg was backwards or anything like that. It was just one of those things where he came off limping, had the doctor look at it, and then just as a precaution had him take an MRI."

Davis had the MRI Saturday morning and when the results came back Monday it showed the ACL tear.

For the next several months, Davis' focus will be on rehabbing from his injury, which doesn't figure to affect his collegiate career.

"Everything I'm hearing is that in about four or five months, he'll be right back to being Ray Ray," Stein said. "The doctors and everybody that looked at him said that he'll make a full and complete recovery."

Before the injury, Davis had five touchdown catches in less than four games this season. He recorded 49 receptions for 663 yards and ten touchdowns as a junior, while earning all-state honors as a sophomore for catching 83 passes for 1,212 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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