Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by mdfgator, Jun 11, 2018.
Fully cleared, great news this kids a beast.
Good news indeed. Thanks for the update mdfgator. WOW...
Our "Ground & Pound" will leave our opponents in awe!
As a side note Brett Heggie tweeted:
100% cleared.. Go Gators #TrustTheProcess
(Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)
It seems early from the word on the street about the injury to sophomore running back Malik Davis, but his Tweet late Monday, is pause for optimism.
After blowing out his knee in a severe injury against Georgia last season, Malik Davis missed the rest of the season and all of spring. Major surgery was performed in the fall and the rehab engulfed the entire spring, and now it appears a lot of hard work in that rehabilitation has paid off.
The Gators leading rusher at the time of the injury, Davis finished second on the team in rushing with 526 yards in just seven games and was the home run threat the team was missing before the injury.
“All the work in darkness gone come to light #allcleared U N C A G E D,” he tweeted indicated he will be cleared for contact at some point this fall, and seemingly now.
Florida Gators Football: Gators’ Malik Davis cleared to play this fall?
If the injury was as severe as some sources led on, I am skeptical that he is ready to go and that he would be an effective option for this fall. I hope he can do it, but I would be happy for him to redshirt and recover fully also.
I thought I had read the severity of it was somewhat overblown
I agree and with the talent we have, why rush him back?
When Nick Fitzgerald was injured at the end of last season...everyone who saw the injury were thinking this was going to be a whole season off.
He came back pretty good and will be a force for State this season.
This is what I recall...even including the pun. Lol
Crazy thing: if he scores against UT instead of getting stripped, we go up 27-6 and the game is over.
Glad he’s back at full strength and looking forward to seeing what he can do in 2018!
The guys been fully cleared 2 months before the start of fall practice and 3 months before the season and some on here are still bellyaching. Hilarious, we don't even know what the injury was, I came on here a few months ago to say Malik's uncle said he was doing well and it was only a meniscus tear. I am not sure one way or another but I am leaning to it not have being as bad as we were led to believe by McDeathGate.
He and Callaway have been the most explosive players to take the field since Percy. As much as I want to see him play, I trust the coaches will protect him this season, for his career's sake and for the big push in 2019.
I'm only saying this as mentioned above that there has been a lot of mystery behind his injury. IF it was not as serious as reported, then let him go hard, but with Scarlett and Perine back, Florida is in a good spot in RB depth since what seems like forever?
Yeah, I don't see why he wouldn't play this season. The season starts almost three months from now, and he could sit out the usual early season cupcakes and gain a few more weeks. If he says he is cleared, I would tend to believe him.
Either you Trust the Coaches, or you Don't.
If Davis is cleared one month prior to practice, recall if you will that he was working with the team during Spring Practice, just in a non-contact jersey.
I'm pretty sure he will be at least at 98% full strength and capacity.
ANOTHER VERY, VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR: Some people heal vastly more rapidly than others. Stuff that usually requires a full year, or even more, for some, only requires a few months. Variability is the way this universe works.
If Heggie is also cleared, that may prove even more important, because as a RS Fr last year, prior to his injury, he was about the Best Offensive lineman on the team.
Now there are 2 key injuries that require full healing: Cece Jefferson, and Kevonnis Davis.
I agree with most of what you say. It all comes down to what exactly his injury was. One MCL versus multiple ligaments versus ACL are very different recoveries. Some people are freaks of nature and take months less recuperating from others. Some people's joint are not as forgiving and are prone to injury. Also, part of recovery is not just physical, but psychological. An OL is likely to be more aggressive using his healed knee with straight ahead strength, than a RB who has to plant and cut. That is why I say that being cleared does not mean 100% back to original condition of the player. We will have to wait and see.
I doubt very much we see davis play another snap. Cece on the other hand, I completely agree with. He is primed for a monster year, I hope he is fully cleared and healthy by start of the sec slate.