Injury update: Davis day-to-day with left knee sprain
Head football coach Dan Enos was unable Tuesday to provide a timetable for the return of Titus Davis– Central Michigan University football’s premier talent.
Davis suffered a left knee sprain during a special teams play in the fourth quarter of the Chippewas’ 20-16 victory against Chattanooga on Thursday.
Davis was clobbered by a big hit on a pooch punt during the late stages of CMU’s opener and was seen writhing in pain as he lay on the ground. The senior wide receiver needed assistance from his teammates leaving the field.
He did not return for the rest of the game.
“He’s day-to-day,” Enos said after practice Tuesday. “We’re 3-0 (during Davis’ career) without him. He’s one player. He’s a very good player of course we’d like to have him. If he’s not available to us we’ll have to move on. There have got to be others guys that will step up.”
Enos would not comment on if Davis will play in Saturday’s game at Purdue.
“There are going to be injuries every year on both sides of the ball,” Enos said. “That happens to every team in college football. You’ve got to handle the injuries and a little bit of adversity and be ready to go.”
CMU’s Medical Director Jason Davenport confirmed he had seen the wide receiver for his injury but would not comment on the specifics of Davis’ situation.
“Recovery depends on which ligament in the knee is injured. There are four of them,” Davenport said. “Typically, if an outer ligament is injured that can take weeks to heal. If an inner ligament is damaged, that can be more like months.”
Davis has been relatively injury free during his three years at CMU. Junior offensive lineman Kenny Rogers watched from the sidelines as Davis lay in the middle of the field struggling to stand upright.
“I feel bad for the guy,” Rogers said. “He’s a big part of our team and you never want to see anyone go down like that. Especially him. Hopefully he’ll battle through it and get back out there real soon.”
Enos said the potential absence of Davis does not change the Chippewas game plan this weekend.
“Every week with Titus or without him, if we can run the ball, that’s going to be the key,” Enos said. “We are never going to be one dimensional. In our style of offense, we will be able to get all of the other guys going.”
Davis was not made available to reporters following practice Tuesday.