One of the Kentucky Wildcats’ most promising linebackers has gone down with a knee injury during spring practice.
Jamin Davis, the backup to Jordan Jones, will miss the rest of spring practice due to a minor knee injury. It’s unfortunate that he’ll miss the spring game because that time is so valuable for a team that’s trying to make a serious run in the fall.
Davis is a redshirt sophomore from Ludowici, Georgia. He hasn’t had nearly any game time, but we did see him get a team high eight tackles during last year's spring game.
The injury will officially sideline him for 3-4 weeks, according to defensive coordinator Matt House. The main problem here is the concern for the future. While his injury isn’t too significant, it’s something that could easily pop up again. With the inexperience at the inside linebacker position for UK, this is not good.
After having Courtney Love graduate, and then seeing a surprise transfer from Eli Brown, Davis is now being thrust into the rotation behind Jones and Kash Daniel. Thankfully, it appears this setback won’t be a long-term issue heading into the summer.
When asked about the depth at linebacker, Matt House talked about redshirt freshman Alex King, freshman DeAndre Square and walk-ons William Nalty and Jackson High as other guys that can be thrown in the mix this fall.
Square was one of UK’s biggest recruits this offseason, so be sure to keep an eye on him for the rest of spring practice.