Pitt freshman running back Vincent Davis did not travel with the team to Duke, according to Instagram posts that showed him in his native Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Friday night.
Davis did not play in Pitt’s Week 5 victory over Delaware and was wearing a cast on his right wrist. The nature of his injury is unclear.
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said on the Thursday before that game that Davis would play. The next game Davis plays will be his fifth this year, making him ineligible for a redshirt season.
Davis, a Cardinal Gibbons High School alum, has been a surprise contributor for the Panthers this season. In four games, he has 23 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns. His 4.2 yards per carry is second amongst Pitt running backs, behind only junior A.J. Davis.
A.J. Davis, Pitt’s starter, also did not play against Delaware with an undisclosed injury. His status for the Duke game is unknown.
Without either Davis in the lineup, redshirt sophomore Todd Sibley stepped up with 106 yards on 22 carries.
In this week’s depth chart, Narduzzi listed four players — Davis, Davis, Sibley and sophomore V’Lique Carter as co-starters at tailback. He declined to give clarity to the situation this during his final media briefing on Thursday.