Husker basketball’s Karrington Davis out for the 2018-19 season with an Achilles injury

Husker basketball’s Karrington Davis out for the 2018-19 season with an Achilles injury
Karrington Davis was only able to practice a few times full speed before injuring his Achilles last week. Davis will have surgery later this week. (KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD)

LINCOLN — Nebraska freshman forward Karrington Davis will be out for the 2018-19 season with an Achilles injury.

Davis is a 6-foot-6, three-star small forward from St. Louis. After arriving on campus this summer, Davis was rehabbing an injured hip. He was only able to practice a few times at full speed before injuring his Achilles last week. Davis will have surgery later this week with an anticipated rehab of 6 to 8 months.

At Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, Davis was part of a large-school Missouri state title team as a sophomore in 2016 and a state semifinalist as a junior in 2017. He averaging 20 points a game in 2017.

Davis transferred to Florida prep powerhouse Montverde Academy for his senior year. A hip injury suffered last spring — a torn labrum and bone impingement — was surgically repaired in July of 2017 and kept him out a good chunk of his final year of high school.

“There are a lot of reasons to be excited that Karrington is joining the Husker program,” Miles said in April. “He’s played for programs which are used to success at a high level and understands what it takes to compete at that level. I’ve been fortunate to watch his development over the years, and I love Karrington’s skill level, shooting and playmaking abilities. He really knows how to play the game.”

Davis committed to Nebraska over Saint Louis, Middle Tennessee and Kansas State.

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