Arkansas RB Davis suffers potentially serious injury

We may unfortunately have our first major on-the-field news of the SEC season.

Arkansas star running back Knile Davis was injured during practice Thursday and left the field on a cart after being unable to put pressure on his left leg following his participation in a running drill, according to ArkansasSports360.com.

Knile DavisICONKnile Davis may have suffered a serious injury at practice on Thursday.

As of now, the severity of the injury is not known.

According to tweets from Robbie Neiswanger of Arkansas News Bureau/Stephens Media, the Razorbacks refuse to talk about the injury to Davis. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee declined to answer questions after practice and the media relations staff would not allow players to answer any questions either.

The junior Davis was a key piece to the Razorbacks' offensive attack last season, providing balance to a unit that so often leaned on the arm of quarterback Ryan Mallett. He finished the 2010 season with 1,322 rushing yards, a 6.5 yards per carry average and 13 touchdowns. Because of his strong second half of the season, Davis entered this season as a dark horse Heisman candidate.

Obviously this would be a brutal blow to Bobby Petrino's squad, a team that is considered one of the sleeper teams to "pull an Auburn" and come out of nowhere to compete for a national championship.

The Razorbacks lost top backup Broderick Green to a torn ACL in the spring, but they still have capable backups in Ronnie Wingo and Dennis Johnson. However, neither one possesses the overall talent and ability to be an every-down back like Davis.

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