Saturday, February 2, 2013

Glen Davis Out 8-12 Weeks With Fractured Foot

Orlando Magic power forward Glen Davis had surgery yesterday to repair his fractured metatarsal in his left foot and the team expects him to be out eight to 12 weeks.
Davis suffered the injury during the fourth minute of Wednesday night's loss to the New York Knicks. As the Magic ran down the court to transition to offense, Davis stepped on Iman Shumpert's foot. The 6-foot 9 player had a screw inserted in his foot to stabilize the bone and promote healing.
"I feel really bad for the guy," said shooting guard, J. J. Redick Thursday after the team finished practicing at Harvard University. "I know he's had high expectations for himself and for this team this season, and he's had a rough go of it. I feel bad for him."
The Magic have lost 18 of their last 20 games. That stretch includes a 10 game losing streak that started after Davis dislocated his left shoulder. With the trade deadline looming by February 21st, Davis has obliterated his trade value. It also means that the Magic's struggles will continue, and enhance their chances of winning the NBA draft lottery.
Davis ranks fourth on the Magic in scoring, averaging 15.1 points per game, and second in rebounding, averaging 7.2 per game. He missed 11 games earlier this season with a dislocated left shoulder on December 19.
With only 10 1/2 weeks remain in the Magic's season it is unlikely Davis will return.
"It's really unfortunate, because I know he looked forward to this year," said coach Jacque Vaughn. "It's new territory for him. So it's really unfortunate for him to be hurt this year multiple times, but it's a good test for him going forward."

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