On Friday, Indiana head coach Tom Crean updating the status on injured forward Devin Davis. Crean confirmed that the sophomore will return to the university in the spring. While his academic career will resume shortly, his return to the court is still undetermined.
Davis was struck by a vehicle driven by teammate Emmitt Holt in the early hours of Nov. 1. It was a troublesome 72 hours for the program, as days later it was reported that Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson would be suspended after failing drug tests that summer.
The accident left Davis with a brain injury, though, the good news is that his recovery is progressing faster than expected, according to Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star. He is current going through outpatient therapy at his home.
“What’s most important is that he heals properly, that he knows it’s here when he gets back and he can get back to being a student,” Crean told reporters, via the Indy Star. “We would certainly anticipate him being back in school (in the spring).”
According to Crean, Davis’ doctors have yet to clear him to play. Davis has been away from the team and the school since the incident, but did make an appearance at Indiana’s game against Lamar on Nov. 23.
Indiana is currently 8-2 with a game against in-state rival No. 23 Butler on Saturday in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.