A Nebraska basketball spokesperson confirmed Monday morning that freshman Karrington Davis was out indefinitely after suffering an Achilles tendon injury.
A few hours later the university announced that Davis will miss the entire 2018-19 season with a torn left Achilles tendon.
He will have surgery later this week, according to the release. The typical rehab for this type of injury is between six and eight months. Because of it, Davis will redshirt the 2018-19 season and retain four years of eligibility.
Davis is a 6-foot-6, 215-pound wing from St. Louis, Missouri. After a standout junior season at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis that saw him average 19 points and six rebounds, he transferred to prep powerhouse Monteverde Academy in Florida for his senior year.
Davis committed to Nebraska in March and is one of five newcomers to the program.
He was bothered by a hip injury throughout his senior season and Coach Tim Miles said that one of his legs was considerably weaker than the other when he arrived on campus. Davis was limited throughout offseason workouts and preseason practice but was cleared to go last week before suffering the injury in practice last Thursday.
Davis has a strong frame, a soft touch and a smooth release on his jump shot. He’s a crafty scorer who can knock down shots while spotting up as well as create his own offense off the dribble.
With Davis out of the lineup, Nebraska is left with senior James Palmer Jr., sophomores Nana Akenten and Thorir Thorbjarnarson and freshman Amir Harris on the wing.
Nebraska’s season will begin with an exhibition game against Wayne State on Nov. 1.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.