Crean: 'No way' Davis will play this season

Indiana's Devin Davis will not play this season, Indiana coach Tom Crean said Monday. Get the full update here.

Indiana forward Devin Davis will not play this season, Indiana coach Tom Crean said Monday. Davis will likely be granted a medical redshirt, giving him three years of eligibility remaining.

Crean broke the news on an ESPN podcast with Seth Greenberg and Andy Katz, saying also that Davis is not currently attending classes on a full-time basis. Davis is back in Bloomington and is taking classes, but students must carry at least 12 credit hours to be considered full time.

“He’s got a lot of different things that he’s having to deal with and continuing to build his therapy,” Crean said. “He’s making progress, the doctors say he’s making progress and his attitude is great. There’s certainly no way he’s going to play this year, obviously, but hopefully he’s going to have a full recovery and an even better understanding and maturity to be able to go next year.”

Davis was injured in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 when he entered the roadway and was struck with a car by teammate Emmitt Holt. Davis was knocked unconscious in the accident, which left him in the ICU with a traumatic brain injury. Davis withdrew from classes in the fall and returned home to Indianapolis to continue his rehab.

Davis has recently returned to practice, though his participation has been limited to light shooting and passing. He has traveled with the team to the last two road games, as well.

Like Crean said, Davis' attitude has been great. At the Ohio State game on Sunday, Davis was clapping and smiling throughout the team's warmups, doing whatever he could to get his teammates fired up to play. That's not always easy, especially for a player that's been through what he has.


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