Saturday, July 13, 2013

Magic's Glen Davis Has Another Foot Surgery

Poor "Big Baby" Glen Davis. He was having the best season of his career and then he fractured his left foot.
The injury happened just minutes into the January 30th game against the New York Knicks. He needed surgery to repair the fracture, which caused him to miss the rest of the 2012-13 season.
Hopes were high he would have a full recovery and return quickly to basketball related activities. However, Davis suffered a setback while working out at his alma mater LSU. At the time the Globe speculated "this latest tweak may cause him to take most of the summer off."
On Monday Davis had surgery to replace the screw that was put during the first surgery. The Magic announced that Davis will resume basketball related activities later in the summer in a statement: "Glen Davis underwent a surgical procedure today to replace the screw in his left foot. Davis originally suffered a left foot fracture of the 5th metatarsal during a game against the New York Knicks on January 30th, 2013. He is expected to resume basketball-related activity later this summer."
According to Davis's agent, John Hamilton, "He's just been having some discomfort. It made sense for us to get it checked, and that's what we did."
The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert B. Anderson, a podiatrist in North Carolina.
"He doesn't anticipate problems going forward," Hamilton said. "We just need to give it time to heal properly."
In just 34 games last season Davis averaged 15.1 points per game, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 31.3 minutes. In Davis's six professional seasons, these were his career-highs. Before left with his injury, the Magic were 13-21 and after he left the team finished 7-41.
References: RotoworldCBS Sports, and Orlando Sentinal.
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