During a mid-September game against Kannapolis (N.C.) Brown, Davis tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) late in the first half.
"He made a cut during the game and it just kind of happened," Sun Valley head coach Scott Stein told Inside Carolina several days after the injury. "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."
After playing just three and a half contests of his senior campaign, Davis was sidelined for the remainder of the season.
"It hurts and stinks that I missed most of my senior season," Davis said. "But I have to get through it."
Despite the shortened season, Davis caught 17 passes for 258 yards and five touchdowns. Sun Valley went undefeated in the three full games Davis played in.
Davis' current rehab activities include squats, leg press, and knee bends. He will start full running in the first week of January.
While he is expected to make a full recovery, Davis hasn't been told when his knee will be 100-percent.
Davis said the UNC coaches have been supportive throughout his rehab and have said his scholarship offer will be honored.
Tar Heel assistant coach Sam Pittman began recruiting Davis for UNC and helped earn his verbal commitment. Recently, however, assistant Tommy Thigpen has been handling Davis' recruitment.
Last Thursday, Thigpen dropped by Sun Valley to check on Davis.
"We talked about my grades," Davis said. "He asked me how therapy is going."
David said plans for an official visit to Chapel Hill have not yet been discussed