Wake Forest Head Coach Dave Clawson announced on Tuesday that redshirt senior defensive back Coby Davis will miss the remainder of the season with a non-contact injury he sustained against Vanderbilt.
Clawson confirms Coby Davis is out for the remainder of the season. Called it a non contact injury.— JOHN JOHNSON II (@TheJJohnsonTV) September 13, 2022
Davis had one of the best plays of the game on Saturday, when he intercepted Vanderbilt QB Mike Wright’s pass and took it 31 yards back to the endzone to put Wake Forest on the board. Late in the game, Davis appeared to slip on the wet turf in Nashville and had to be helped off the field.
Injuries are just the worst, and I absolutely hate this for Davis in what could be his last year playing college football. He also missed almost all of the 2018 season after suffering a knee injury against Tulane in the first game of the season.
Clawson on Coby Davis: "He was in the team meeting the other day with a huge smile on his face. Sometimes life isn't fair. This isn't fair. Coby's not one of those guys I worry about long term. He'll be very successful in whatever he chooses to do. I just feel so bad for him."— Ben Conroy (@BenConroyWFU) September 13, 2022
Davis could apply for a medical waiver and try to get another year of eligibility from the NCAA, and Clawson has also said that he has interest in coaching in the future.
Clawson on Coby Davis: "We love the young man and everything he stands for."— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) September 13, 2022
Said he is interested in coaching, and can probably come back for another season if he wants.
Whatever Davis decides to do, hopefully he gets well soon. Injuries have always and will always be the worst part of college sports.