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Davis might miss Gamecocks' opener
South Carolina running back Mike Davis (28) pulls Arkansas linebacker Braylon Mitchell in the third quarter during their game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Fayetteville. South Carolina won 52-7.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier says 1,000-yard rusher Mike Davis hasn't practiced this week and might not be ready when the ninth-ranked Gamecocks open the season against No. 21 Texas A&M in a week.
The teams play at Williams-Brice Stadium next Thursday night. Davis has been slowed by several injuries during camp, most recently a rib injury suffered last Saturday.
Davis rushed for 1,183 yards last season, the fourth best single-season total in school history. Davis joked about his status Thursday on Twitter, "Y''all really think I'm going to miss the first game?" followed by several grinning emoticons.
Davis was a second-team all-Southeastern Conference preseason selection.
If Davis is sidelined, Spurrier said the Gamecocks would be good relying on backups Brandon Wilds, Shon Carson and David Williams.