Florida’s leading rusher Malik Davis done for season because of knee injury
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will be without leading rusher Malik Davis for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
Davis injured his right knee in the first quarter of Saturday’s 42-7 loss to Southeastern Conference rival Georgia. Interim coach Randy Shannon said Monday that Davis will have season-ending surgery.
Davis leads the Gators (3-4, 3-3 SEC) with 526 yards on the ground and has been the team’s most consistent playmaker. Without him, Lamical Perine and Mark Thompson will share carries beginning Saturday at Missouri.
Shannon says “it’s a big blow for us because he was an explosive running back.”
Linebacker Kylan Johnson also could miss the remainder of the season with a nagging hamstring injury.