Crean says Devin Davis will not play this year

Indiana coach Tom Crean said Monday that sophomore forward Devin Davis will not play this year as he continues his recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

Appearing on ESPNU’s college basketball podcast, Crean told hosts Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg that Davis is not a full-time student at Indiana this semester while his recovery process continues.

“He’s making progress — doctors say he’s making progress,” Crean said. “His attitude, like I said, is great. There’s certainly no way he’s gonna play this year, obviously, but hopefully he’s gonna have a full recovery and an even better understanding and maturity to be able to go next year.”

Davis was seriously injured when he jumped in front of a vehicle driven by teammate Emmitt Holt in the early-morning hours of Nov. 1. He was hospitalized in Bloomington before being transferred to a rehabilitation center in Indianapolis in mid-November. Davis recently returned to Bloomington for the spring semester and has begun traveling with the team on road trips.

Crean said last week that Davis has been practicing with the team, albeit in very limited situations. Davis has been able to shoot and pass the ball in stationary drills.

“The most important thing is he’s at practice every day, he’s with us every day, he’s engaged,” Crean said.