De’Ron Davis undergoes surgery to repair torn Achilles, out for the season

  • 01/10/2018 1:10 pm in

Indiana sophomore forward De’Ron Davis underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles in his right leg on Wednesday, the program announced this afternoon.

The 6-foot-10 Colorado native will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season. He suffered the injury, which was non-contact, in practice on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Davis, who made 15 starts this season for the Hoosiers, averaged 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game.

Indiana has won two consecutive Big Ten games and will host Northwestern on Sunday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

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  • adam

    aw nuts. good luck with the recovery, young man.

  • IUBizmark

    Noooooooo!!!!! Get well soon De’Ron! Hope he can make a full recovery.

  • JethroTroll

    The injury bug can leave this program alone whenever it’s ready.

  • Kyl470

    Looks like recovery time for this injury is about six months. So mid July he could possibly resume basketball activities. I guess he will be able to participate in the summer workouts again.

  • sarge

    That’s awful my man. I wish you a quick recovery and hope you return stronger and better than ever. Don’t stop working hard, we are going to need you in the future. Hoosier Nation is there for you. Not what I envisioned when I saw you before the season started.?

  • TSkot

    Anyone know who pays for an NCAA athlete’s healthcare? Are they covered by their athletic departments or the school’s insurance for surgery like this or is the kid’s family and their insurance responsible?


    Pretty sure the school picks up the entire tab. Now if the injured player wishes to go somewhere other than where IU normally has their medical procedures taken care of it may be a different story.

  • inLinE6

    Bummer. Obviously very disappointed, but given his current situation, hopefully he can make full use of this year for a strong come back. I have very high expectation from DD, and he possesses all the physical elements to reach the next level. He’ll undoubtedly face much more competition next year, with Thompson and Forrester being available. We’ll also have talented wings coming in, so Miller could potentially go with a smaller lineup and use Morgan at 5.

  • Kyl470

    $0 are charged to the player or his family.

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    After all the all the hard work De’Ron put in during the off season, this is a huge set back. Really hope he comes back stronger and ready to contribute to a special squad next year. Best of luck to a healthy/speedy recovery!

  • JethroTroll

    If by ‘next level’ you mean the NBA, I’d have to disagree. He’s just not the type of athlete the NBA is looking for today as it becomes more and more a positionless league. No way is DeRon able to guard NBA caliber athletes on the perimeter. They would pick and roll him to death.

  • Colt

    This stinks. Good luck on a speedy recovery Deron.

  • Dsct1

    I remember decades ago when we were discouraged as basketball players from bulking up with weights. And during the season did not lift weights as they thought it would effect our shooting. I’m not saying they had something, I just don’t remember the amount of injuries. And the level I was at was just a mediocre high school player.

  • jayrig5

    Can’t help but remember Dakich ripping him for limping in practice during what ended up being his last game.

  • Kyl470

    Agreed. Bryant is a better athlete than Davis and he is back and forth between the Lakers bench and the G league. Davis style just doesn’t fit the NBA game. Even AJ Hammons is struggling to stay on a NBA roster. Another Purdue guy Isiac Haas probably won’t make the NBA either. All three of those players are better than Davis.

  • Sandra Wilson

    Amazing. You criticize me for saying Chambers is a terrible coach, but you’re completely comfortable picking apart one of our players. A player, I might add, that all the coaches say has worked extremely hard in the off season to improve. How do you know that he won’t make significant improvements between now and his senior year. Two years ago, would you have thought JM would be as good as he’s been?

  • RonMlarkey

    “Next Level” lol thats rich.

  • Hoosierkamp

    His injury will really show up and hurt us against Purdue and MSU (and others). Best of luck De’Ron and get better soon!

    Also – Please spend time working on free throw shooting! 🙂

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    If it is D1 then the school pays for it. If it is D2 or D3 then the parents and or parents/athlete pays for it.

  • RonMlarkey

    and what improvement does he have to show for it?

  • Jethro Jones

    They just dont make em like they used to. simple as that.

  • JethroTroll

    Oh, he’s going to magically become a better athlete in 2 years? Lol

    I never said he was terrible, like how you described Chambers. So, I’m not sure why you’re bringing him up in this thread. It’s not only irrelevant, but incomparable.

    Look, I’m going to be nice here. If you think he’s NBA level talent, then do be it. But gauging from the responses in both threads, you’re most definitely in the minority on both subjects.

  • Jethro Jones

    I feel bad for the guy. Going to be hard to win the Big ten without him, but still possible.

  • RonMlarkey

    I feel bad for your if those were your expectations.

  • JethroTroll

    God I hope this is sarcasm.

  • IdahoHoosier

    I have a hard time believing Davis was playing on a torn Achilles, so your comment has zero merit. Dakich did rip Davis for lack of effort, which is arguable.

  • jayrig5

    If your read of my comment was “Davis was playing on a torn Achilles” I can’t help you.

  • Arch Puddington

    “You criticize me for saying Chambers is a terrible coach, but you’re completely comfortable picking apart one of our players.”

    Total false equivalence. Your comment that “Chambers does less with more than any coach in the B1G” is a gratuitous insult with which almost no one else would agree. Jethro”s and Kyl470’s comments about DD are observations about his limits with which most informed fans would agree. Your comparison is just an attempt to prop yourself up by bringing others down.

  • Time to tank and get a better pick

  • IdahoHoosier

    It seemed you were implying Davis limping was related to this injury. I apologize if I assumed too much. However, Dakich spoke, before this injury occurred, about Davis not playing with effort. I don’t recall and can’t believe he made any negative comments about limping. No one that I’m aware of ripped Davis’ effort during or after his injury. His effort before the injury, as I mentioned, is debatable. At the end of the day, of course it sucks that Davis is injured and I haven’t heard anyone wishing him anything other than a full and speedy recovery.

  • Apoc

    Dakich did rip him for limping during warmups. He made the implication that he was looking for pity and that kind of behavior only gets you noticed at the high school level. It was a pretty petty comment on Dakichs’ part.

  • kurk81

    Let me be one of thousands to wish DeRon well and a full recovery. He’s worked hard to get his body in great shape – good model for the months ahead for him.

  • SCHoosier

    Wish DD good luck..that’s a tough injury to come back from. IU”s offensive movement has actually been better with the smaller line up. If Coach can keep that going..insist on taking fewer three’s …and get our guards to show up with skill and smarts every game…Hoosiers might win a few. Effort and toughness has been excellent last two games.

  • kurk81

    Entirely possible DeRon had a nagging leg problem that caused him to make an awkward move favoring it. And that move hurt his Achilles. Wouldn’t get too wound up about Dakich – blowhard attention whore.

  • IdahoHoosier

    I missed that one. If it was said as you described then I’m with you, dumb comment.

  • MrNobody

    Jethro Troll did you CREATE someone to argue with???

  • JethroTroll

    I’m going to assume that was sarcasm too.

  • Koko

    Sorry to see this. All the best on your recovery DD. If I were CM, I would treat this as an opportunity to help the team. I can’t think of any player on that bench doesn’t want to play. So what is going on with CM? Is he not that good? Is it an attitude problem? We surely can use big body playing every now and then. Can he not see this? He should be doing everything he can to insert himself into the rotation. Until he realizes this maybe he should be sitting to the left of Priller on the bench.

  • Speed

    A tough break for DD. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Unfortunate part of sports is injury. Archie has proven the last two games that he can reshape a team according to players available. DD will be missed. So far this team has responded. Hopefully that will continue.

  • Ole Man

    CM is a guard in a tall body! LOL!
    He will be useful in coming seasons.
    He just isn’t ready yet.

  • Dennis

    Why do you guys rip each other up and down so much. It seems that each of you thinks you have to have the last shot and it makes each of you look small. Let’s keep things to a minimum and hope for the best for De’Ron and quite bickering. Thanking you ahead of time.

  • Koko

    Yes I know. Here’s hoping the injury bug leaves Bloomington before he is really needed.

  • MrNobody

    All the people calling Dakich a fool n didn’t know what he was talking about? Maybe it wasn’t his position to do and maybe he crossed the line. He does know more about the goings on of many Big10 teams. Don’t listen to his radio show but I believe he gives some good info during games. Way too much hate.

  • IdahoHoosier

    We worked out our discussion and no one ripped anyone. No need for the policing. Thanks in advance.

  • Dsct1

    Thank goodness for that. While I would appreciate watching fundamental basketball, I think most gyms would be empty with below the rim basketball. I do believe there is such a thing as over training, not saying this is the case with DD as sometimes life just happens.

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    Tough break but opportunity for DD to make lemonade out of lemons. He can work on free throw shooting and shooting in general out of chair. I forget who did that in the past and it helped his stroke. He can still work out upper body so he doesn’t lose anything there. I still believe he can be a true stud next year, as it took him longer than expected to pick up the nuances of Coach Miller’s defense. Offensively, if he can get the ball in the proper post position, no one can stop him one on one. Duke and Louisville games proved that. His main problem was we had no one that could get him the ball in that position. Next year, hopefully Phinisee will change all that. Go Hoosiers!

  • Erik Holm

    Medical red shirt eligible? I assume not since he played half the season.

  • Shaggy_C

    My bigger fear is the conditioning aspect. As a guy who has has trouble with weight and fitness the last thing he needs is to be unable to do any cardio. However, if there is a silver lining, sometimes being injured and unable to go through your workouts makes you want them that much more.

    Best of luck with the recovery DD, hopefully you’ll be back in no time.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    speedy recovery DD!! Time to play some small ball, now ifIU could just find that 3 point stroke….

  • dennis powell