The Florida Gators will be without Malik Davis for an extended period of time. Dan Mullen said Monday afternoon.
Davis left the field in the first half with an apparent injury. He went into Florida’s injury tent on the sideline and left with a boot on his foot as he headed to the locker room.
“We’re all praying for Malik for a speedy recovery,” quarterback Feleipe Franks said. “We have some guys that can step up like Dameon coming in, obviously Scarlett, Perine doing a good job as well. So we’ll be fine but it’s also a big loss for us and we’ll be praying for him that he gets a speedy recovery.”
Davis has rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries in three games this season. He rushed for 526 yards on 79 carries and two scores as a freshman before his season was ended with a knee injury.
Florida has just four scholarship running backs left with Davis out and Adarius Lemons no longer with the team.
Jordan Scarlett has 105 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Lamical Perine has 99 yards on 13 carries and he’s Florida’s best pass-catching back. Freshman Dameon Pierce exploded for a 68-yard touchdown run Saturday. He currently leads the Gators with 162 yards on 14 carries.