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Arkansas moving forward without injured Davis

Bobby Petrino isn't about to let go of Arkansas' hopes or expectations for the season following Knile Davis' ankle injury.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Petrino isn't about to let go of Arkansas' hopes or expectations for the season following Knile Davis' ankle injury.

Instead, the Razorbacks coach has every intention of using the loss of the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher as motivation.

Davis injured his left ankle early during the scrimmage portion of practice Thursday evening. Petrino said the junior, who led all SEC running backs with 1,322 yards rushing last season, underwent surgery later that evening and is expected to miss the season.

Davis' loss leaves an obvious void in production on the field for Arkansas, which is still looking for Ryan Mallett's successor at quarterback. It also opens the possibility of a hangover of sorts for the Razorbacks, who watched the team's emotional leader carted off the field following the injury.

 

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