Devin Davis released from hospital

Sophomore forward Devin Davis has been released from an Indianapolis hospital, Indiana coach Tom Crean confirmed Wednesday.

Davis’ father posted a picture of Davis leaving the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana to his Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon. Crean said Davis will now receive outpatient care in Indianapolis.

“It gets him back home,” Crean said. “On behalf of all of us here, just like the hospital in Bloomington, the Indiana rehabilitation hospital has been absolutely fantastic. It’s been great to watch them work and to see how they worked not only with Devin, but to observe them with other people. (Through) this whole situation, he’s been around true, true professionals, whether is’s been in Bloomington or Indianapolis, and I know that will continue to be the same now as he goes through the outpatient part of it.”

Crean added that it was still too soon to speculate on when Davis could return to practice. Teammates Yogi Ferrell and Nick Zeisloft were unaware that Davis had been released from the hospital when they met with reporters to discuss Thursday’s game against Southern Methodist.

Ferrell said he and the rest of the Hoosiers are simply excited to have Davis involved with team functions again sometime soon.

“That makes us feel great,” Ferrell said, reacting to the news. “I definitely want Devin back here as soon as possible. As soon as we get out of here, I’m gonna go say ‘What’s up?’ to him. We’re gonna try to get him back here and get him healthy.”

Davis suffered what Crean has called a “traumatic brain injury” when he jumped in front of and was struck by a vehicle driven by teammate Emmitt Holt in the early morning hours of Nov. 1. The 19-year-old was hospitalized at IU Health Bloomington Hospital until receiving a transfer to an Indianapolis facility on Nov. 7.

One of the first noticeable signs of progress came last week, when Davis attended a Warren Central girls’ basketball game to watch his sister play on Nov. 13.

“I love his spirit,” Crean said. “He’s worked extremely hard at it. We all want him to get better and getting back here once in a while to get around us, that’d be great. But he’s still in a long haul. What that long haul means, I’m not sure the experts know.”

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Heading home, God is so good. Now ready for the next step

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3 comments

  1. Great news! For Devin’s sake, I hope he’s able to return to playing basketball at a high level. The young man has spent the better part of his young life living and breathing basketball, and like many talented kids his age still has a whole world of opportunities spread out in front of him. Of course, the main concern is his over-all well being, but at this stage I don’t think it’s callous to begin thinking of his basketball future – I’d bet that that’s exactly what he’s thinking about.

  2. Having no medical knowledge at all I have to believe once he is cleared to drive a car the recovery time shortens up real fast. I imagine the hoop on the garage is in for some overtime.

  3. Clarion, just as long as he doesn’t come down with a rebound in front of the car in the driveway. Uugghh!

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