October 18, 2010
Injury leads to change of plans
Myles Davis is attending Milford Academy this year instead of Syracuse University to improve his academics situation. Milford Academy is also known for getting their preps players ready to compete when they get to college. For Davis his trip to New Berlin, New York has hit a snag.
Davis, 6-foot-0, 212 pounds was playing his linebacker position just like he has for years and was making a play that he has made over and over again. This time however his left leg didn't want to follow.
"It was against Army and they run the triple option. The quarterback had the ball and he was going for a keeper and he was running to the outside. Our defensive end lost contain and I was tailing the play making him cut back inside. I planted my foot and went to turn, but my knee and my whole leg stayed and it really just did a three sixty with my knee."
After the game Davis received the bad news from his doctor.
"It was diagnosed as a dislocated knee, but my doctor told me as of two weeks ago that my MCL and PCL have healed. Now it is only an ACL and a meniscus tear," Davis stated. "I am having mu surgery on October 29th."
The rehab process for such an injury will take some time, but Davis's doctor is very optimistic about his rehab time because of his athletic background.
"My doctor told me it could be about six to eight month rehab time, but she said to get back to 100 percent it may take some more time. She believes that since I am an athlete that they rehab time might fly by and I could cut that in half."
The injury will take him out of football for awhile and it will also change his plans for enrolling at Syracuse.
"I think so I might be enrolling in January of 2012 instead of January 2011. I am an enrolling later just so I can rehab my knee and be back to 120 percent not just 80 percent and start in camp. I am going to be back home in Pittsburgh taking some classes at a community college and those credits will go towards Syracuse, so I will not be far behind my freshman year."
With the injury and enrolling later than expected did Davis have any thoughts to look around for another school?
"I am definitely not looking at anyplace else. I have been with Syracuse since March of my junior year of high school. They care for me completely," Davis said. "There is no other place for me, Syracuse is home for me."
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