Davis to be transferred to Indianapolis for rehabilitation

  • 11/07/2014 1:45 pm in

Indiana sophomore forward Devin Davis is expected to be transferred to a hospital in Indianapolis to continue rehabilitation, the program announced this morning.

Davis has remained at IU Health Bloomington Hospital since early Saturday morning after suffering a serious head injury near Memorial Stadium.

“I am happy to report that Devin is making rapid progress towards his recovery,” IU team doctor Larry Rink said, according to official IU basketball Twitter account. “He is advancing rapidly in his rehabilitation. The Hoosier Nation would be proud of Devin.”

In a subsequent tweet, IU also said that Tom Crean has been with Davis and his family for most of Friday morning.

Davis’ father, Devin Sr., said his son is very alert and is a few weeks ahead of where they thought he might be, according to the tweet.

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    Fantastic news for Devin and his family !!!

    “The Hoosier Nation would be proud of Devin.” It didn’t take Devin doing well and being ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation for this Hoosier to be proud of him. He may have made a big mistake in the recent past, but let the first person that has never made a big mistake before, be the first one to throw the first stone. I seriously doubt I’ll be ducking too many stones.

  • SilentBob

    Awesome! Devin seems to be even tougher in life than he is in the weight room. This is such good news. Wish ya the best in your rehab big guy.

  • calbert40

    This is good news. We all certainly wish him nothing but best and a speedy and full recovery.

    With that in mind, I don’t want to come across as shallow or callous by asking this question, because it certainly pales in comparison to the truly important issues DD is facing currently. However, what are his future basketball prospects? I know it is probably too early to tell, but are early indicators suggesting if he will be able to play BB ever again?

  • Rie

    Very good news!

    While not a pleasant question or one that, as you say, is not truly important, it is a question everyone wants to know. I am guessing we simply do not have enough information, but any news in respect to same would be nice to hear.

  • Crimson&CremeFraiche

    Dev-in Dav-is clap, clap, clap clap clap

  • Gregory Spera

    We all pray for Devin’s full and complete recovery (and that would include a return to the team), but considering that Crean said he is currently undergoing “speech therapy,” I would put the brakes on him playing basketball, until the poor guy can do things like talk normally again. Just say’n. All things in good time.

  • Gregory Spera

    That picture just made my day.

  • David Macer

    Devin, all of us “old” alumni pray for your full recovery. Once a Hoosier, always a Hoosier. We are looking forward to seeing you in the very near future. Keep up the hard work.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    i get why you’re asking. we all want to know, for his sake, if he’ll have the chance to experience playing in assembly hall again. nothing wrong with that.

  • Brklynhoosier

    He also said:
    “I’ve never been given any reason to believe that he will not
    have a full recovery — the timing of it is not clear — but that he
    will not have a full recovery and will not be able to play again.”

  • ForeverIU

    I’m throwing flower petals, lol!

  • Gregory Spera

    It is also of interest to me that Crean said he hasn’t had a chance yet to meet with his coaches to review the game, because he was at the hospital both immediately after the game last night and again this morning. How many ways can this guy’s job get even harder?

  • Rkeg

    Hang tough Devin – looking forward to your return.

  • David Macer

    While seeing DD thru this, CTC and the players will have grown up just a little bit more. Things, like this accident, have a way of changing people and how they view and live life.

  • And One

    Like everyone else, I want DD to be well. I want what’s best for DD. I want him to have the quality of life he deserves. Part of that quality of life must include doing what he loves: playing basketball.
    DD likes to play basketball, therefore I hope he gets to do it, and I hope he can do it in a Hoosier uniform.

  • MicMaxey

    In my prayers big guy!!

  • mark

    Very true. But Robinison is a different story …. said he learned a lesson after the fake ID/bar arrest, obviously didn’t. Hard to root for guys who obviously take the scholarships that we’re paying for for granted.

  • Gwade8888

    Alex & ITH regulars, please shred this guy for his callous yet honest/innocent question. Make him never want to come back to this site again. Show him how inconsiderate and uncaring his question is. Please. He deserves it.

  • Zach

    Awesome news! Looking forward to more positive updates soon

  • ForeverIU

    Are you equating between calbert40’s post and yours from the other day in which you raise the question of punishment for Devin? Instead of hiding behind calbert40, try making your point again and see what response you get from “Alex and ITH regulars”. I suppose you are free to make your point, and we are free to respond.

  • I’ve followed everyday day of Indiana basketball for years. Here is where I’m at with it…Tom Crean is full of shit…and if AJ Guyton can’t bring Bob Knight back blatantly calling him out…I’m on the verge of calling everything that is indiana basketball bullshit.

  • Gwade8888

    I’m not trying to hide behind anyone. The only reason I deleted my previous post was because I truly didn’t want to try and defend what was viewed as an indefensible question. All I ask of you guys is a level head and not a merciless attack. I meant no disrespect to Devin. I bleed cream and crimson. And I love the fact that we can discuss sensitive and sometimes volatile topics. I’m not asking you to like or agree with the question I raised. I just ask you to be civil and open-minded. I completely understand why thought my question was inconsiderate and out of bounds. And, as such, I removed it. Not to hide. But to diffuse any further commentary. Out of respect, I removed it. I apologize if it was received that way. I’d just like to know that it’s okay to make a mistake and yet still remain engaged. I wasn’t trying to be sensational and stir the pot. It was more of a philosophical debate. Knowing we are all on the same team, can’t we converse in a civilized, respectful manner??

    Does it do any good to crush me into oblivion? If I were a troll looking to inflame the IU loyalists, I would understand. But, I am not. We are on the same side. I realize it was probably a stupid time and way to ask the question. And for that I am sorry. But, please know that my intent is actually good and only in the name of having an informed and educated debate. Isn’t that what we do here?

    Please accept my apology and give me a pass. I’d do that for any of you.

  • ForeverIU

    You have made your good intentions clear, and I respect that. I think the timing and, to an extent, the tone of your previous post is what upset some people, including me. By the way, the “delete” function in Disqus doesn’t actually delete a post; it just removes the author’s name and replaces it with “Guest”. Onward, Brother. And let’s for now just celebrate Devin’s good progress!

  • Gwade8888

    I couldn’t agree more. I’ve loved D2 since he signed his LOI and I hope to god he makes a full recovery. To be honest, I hope against hope that he gets back on the floor and one day makes his senior night speech. Nothing would make me happier. As I’m sure you agree.

    Believe me, I deleted the post because I hoped it would vanish and eliminate any unnecessary hard feelings. Not because I’m afraid to defend it. I’m not a coward. They are two very different positions.

    I appreciate your (and I hope others) understanding. Loving IU is a lifelong endeavor and near and dear to my heart.

  • calbert40

    That is at the heart of why I asked. I assume he enjoys playing basketball, so part of a full recovery would include the resumption of the ability to play. Obviously, when someone is struggling to walk and speak properly following an accident, basketball is way down on the road to recovery list. Still, I hope he can play again for his own sake…not for our enjoyment or pleasure as a Hoosier contributor necessarily, but for his own well being.

  • ForeverIU

    If Devin is with us on his senior night, then we have definitely made some noise in a Tourney or two.

  • ForeverIU

    I understand your frustration, but I saw a picture of Robert Johnson and A.J. Guyton at the Hall of Fame today, and it reminded me: IU Basketball will outlive all of its coaches. It also made me think: our next Oladipo (maybe OG Anunoby) should also be watching Guyton video.

  • wesmont

    Did he really use the word not 4 times in one sentence? I’ve seen high school essays that meandered less than one of his sentences.Crean needs someone to help train him to answer questions in a coherent manner.

  • b_side

    Seriously? While some may agree with your sentiment (we’ll see how many upvotes you get I suppose), no need to vilify @calbert40 – a valuable contributor to the community.

    After all, isn’t that why Alex has moderators on the site?

  • Gwade8888

    Let’s put this thing to bed. I wasn’t serious about shredding Calbert40 (I hope he knows that). I was being facetious to try and make a point. I think we’ve beaten this whole thing to death. Mea culpa.

  • IUBizmark

    Is this even english? Crean loves to speak in negatives, no question about it.

  • Brklynhoosier

    There is something odd about his cadence and the way he phrases things — he jumps around a lot. It makes more sense when you listen to him, but you’re right, when you write it out, sometimes it can be a little shocking.. I think it’s just a symptom of the way his mind works…

  • Gecko

    This is not the IU basketball that I learned to luv. Yogi and Hanner getting caught, but at least this was in the off season. But now with the season ready to start, several players were out drinking with no care about the team or coach. Also we hear that the team has no leadership, how can any player be a leader with Crean dominating the sideline and dictating every move, and when they do not do as HE wants he walks onto the court and physically pushes the players into position. There is no I in team especially the coach. I said last year Calbert did not stick around because he saw where IU bb is headed. “DOWN the tubes and to the bottom of the BIG TEN.

  • ForeverIU

    That’s the litigious non-committal world of no certainties for ya, lol.

  • b_side

    Fair enough, but I just wouldn’t assume we all know the context.

  • Great news. I am still holding out hope that he can still play ball again. Seems like a tough/resilient kid.

  • TomJameson

    First of all, somebody is writing down what he’s saying and punctuation isn’t really matching the oral word. Brooklyn is right in that CTC makes more sense when you listen to him. I speak like that sometimes. He’s just thinking too far ahead of his own words. He’s amending or clarifying a statement, in the same sentence. Yea I know, sounds crazy. LOL

  • Not sure why that is so difficult for you to understand. The way he started the sentence, if he changes it half way through.. it means that Davis won’t actually be able to do those things.. Seems ok to me…

  • No question about it…

  • IUBizmark

    Without a doubt.

  • FinEndNow

    Off topic.. but.. I want Indiana to have another AJ Moye. I swear… the kids we get.. none of them just scream. AJ Moye could score the first 2 points of a game on a layup and go down the court screaming and beating his chest. That pumped everyone up. Kids now just score and don’t smile or show any emotion. I want some fire on the team. I always felt like that was Jeremy Hollowells problem. He would never just get loose. Always straight faced and emotionless.

  • millzy32

    Spell check got it again. Always changes Crean to Cream and ended up in the caption for the photo too.

  • oldiugymnast

    You might want to look up how long metabolites from cannabis can stay in someone’s system before jumping to that conclusion. I am not saying he didn’t blow it – but to come to such an unfounded, at least scientifically conclusion just doesn’t seem to make sense.

  • oldiugymnast

    Me too! The booing is shameful.

  • calbert40

    I knew what you were saying. No worries.

  • FinEndNow

    Hollowell has a TON of talent. I honestly think he was used wrong but that’s just me probably. I think Crean was wanting him to be Watford but that just wasn’t him. The kid was a scorer from the wing. Just couldn’t get his focus where it needed to be unfortunately. Kid had NBA written all over him.