By now, I'm sure you've heard about the nearly tragic situation involving two Indiana basketball players early Saturday morning.
If you haven't, sophomore Devin Davis walked into the street and was struck by a car driven by his teammate, Emmitt Holt, leaving him in serious condition with a head injury. Davis remains hospitalized, but has full movement of all of his extremities and his speech is normal. Holt was cited for underage drinking and operating a vehicle. His BAC was 0.025.
So, where does Indiana go from here? Well, the Hoosiers play an exhibition game just more than 72 hours from when I'm writing this, Thursday night at Assembly Hall. The season is upon us.
We certainly hope Davis has a full recovery, and it sounds like things are progressing, but the Hoosiers will undoubtedly miss him. Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea are the only returning players that have experience playing in the post, and Mosquera-Perea has been wildly inconsistent through his first two seasons.
It's purely speculative at this point, but you have to believe Davis will miss some considerable time, both from his serious head injury and any kind of suspension that might be levied for his involvement in the incident down the road. It's also within the realm of possibility that Holt will face a suspension from the team.
Without Davis and Holt, Indiana is left with Mosquera-Perea, Tim Priller and Jeremiah April as its remaining scholarship options in the post, and April has been out with an injury for sometime. Walk-ons Nate Ritchie and Ryan Burton also have decent size, but aren't prototypical post players, either.
It's a tough situation for a team that was already very thin on the front line entering this season.
Indiana coach Tom Crean is scheduled to have his first "Inside IU Basketball" radio show tonight at 7 p.m., so he may address a number of things during that, if the show proceeds as scheduled. Stay tuned for more coverage of this developing story as the week progresses.Davis in serious condition after being struck by car
COLUMN: Hoosiers must be smarter
UPDATE: Davis' condition is improving