Jacoby Davis tears ACL

Updated: July 24, 2012, 9:26 PM ET
Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Incoming Mississippi State freshman Jacoby Davis has torn the ACL in his left knee and will likely miss the upcoming season.

The school says the injury occurred during a workout on Monday and an MRI on Tuesday confirmed the injury. Davis is expected to have surgery in August.

The 6-foot-1 guard from Charlotte, N.C., was expected to contribute quickly because of the Bulldogs' lack of backcourt depth.

First-year coach Rick Ray said in a statement that "you always hate to see this happen. But Jacoby is a tough kid and I know he'll bounce back from this injury."

It's another blow for the Bulldogs, who are already trying to replace four starters from last season, including first-round draft pick Arnett Moultrie and Dee Bost, the school's all-time assists leader.


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