Indiana forward Devin Davis will travel with the team to Illinois on Sunday, the first road trip he's made since suffering a traumatic brain injury on Nov. 1. Davis is back in Bloomington full time and attending classes.
Davis was injured when he was struck by a car driven by teammate Emmitt Holt. It's been a long road to recovery ever since, but Davis continues to make progress.
Indiana coach Tom Crean said he would have a further update on Davis next week, but confirmed that Davis has been attending practice every day. He's dressing in his practice uniform, but is not yet participating other than light shooting and passing.
“We used to keep his practice short and jersey on the chair every day, and now he’s wearing them, so that’s a good thing," Crean said Saturday. "I’ll give him different things I want him to watch in practice. Today, he was throwing some causal passes. He’s shot some, but it’s not a lot. His attitude has been great, but we have to stay with the process. I love the fact that he’s hungry, but we really, really have to trust the doctors and the plan and keep understanding that there’s a long-term plan.”
Davis' teammates say that his presence has given them added energy in recent weeks, even though he's not ready to get back on the floor.
"He's already trying to play 1-on-1," freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. said.
It still has not been decided whether Davis will return to play this season.