Indiana sophomore Devin Davis, who returned to school this semester after a traumatic brain injury in early November, will not play this season.
On the ESPNU college basketball podcast this morning with Andy Katz and Seth Greenburg, IU coach Tom Crean said that Davis has returned to classes, but not on a full-time basis, and that the hope is that he’ll be fully recovered for next season.
“He’s got a lot of different things that he’s having to deal with and continuing to build his therapy,” Crean told Katz. “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 had been living in Indianapolis until earlier this month since being transferred from IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Nov. 7 to an Indianapolis hospital following a serious accident in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 that also involved teammate Emmitt Holt.
The 6-foot-7 Warren Central product remained in an Indianapolis hospital until Nov. 19, when he was released to outpatient care.
Davis, who averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game as a freshman, has been traveling with the team in recent weeks, attending practice and is sitting on the bench during games.