UCF's Harvey could miss 2010 opener

Central Florida running back Brynn Harvey could miss the beginning of the 2010 season because of a knee problem he suffered during spring football.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that coach George O’Leary thinks Harvey could be back in August, but the team won’t definitively know Harvey’s status until after he sees doctors next week.

“The swelling’s gone down,” O’Leary told the paper. “They’re going in to look at it next week, is my understanding. … I’m thinking probably late August he’ll be back. September could be iffy. Middle of September maybe. He could miss a game, maybe the first game, but according to what the doctor said he should be fine. In two and a half months, he should be running and all that. Hopefully we get him back as soon as we can.”

Harvey was the Knights top running back last season with 1,109 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Currently, redshirt sophomore Brendan Kelly is atop the depth chart and the leading candidate to replace Harvey. Kelly rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries last season.

Sophomore Jonathan Davis, who was the backup as a true freshman last season, is third on the depth chart. He had 310 yards and four touchdowns last year.