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Davis Has Surgery to Repair Broken Wrist

Oct. 14, 2005

Davis Has Surgery Freshman running back James Davis had surgery on his broken left wrist on Friday afternoon. Davis is expected to miss at least three-four weeks.

Davis suffered the injury early in the third period of Clemson’s 31-10 victory at NC State on Thursday evening. The native of Atlanta had 12 rushes for 143 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Clemson ground unit that finished the game with a season high 243 yards on the ground. He had six different rushes of at least 10 yards.

The rushing total was the most by a Clemson player since Woody Dantzler had 184 yards rushing at NC State on October 13, 2001, four years to the day prior to Davis’s performance. His 143 yards were the most by a Clemson running back since Travis Zachery had 151 yards against Maryland in 2000.

Davis’s rushing total was the fifth highest in Clemson history for a freshman. He now has 433 yards in 84 attempts this year, 5.15 average. His four touchdowns are tied for the team lead with wide receiver Curtis Baham.

“James had an outstanding game on Thursday night,” said Head Coach Tommy Bowden. “He was on pace to have a 200-yard game. We will miss him, there is no doubt and are optimistic he will be back in three to four weeks.

“But we have outstanding, experienced running backs in Reggie Merriweather and Kyle Browning. We will have to get a third tailback ready. We will have a personnel meeting over the weekend to determine what we will do in that regard until James returns.”