BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – The IU sophomore basketball forward Devin Davis Jr. is recovering following an incident on Saturday morning.
On Saturday officials say sophomore Davis Jr.,19, was injured around 12:45 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle driven by freshman teammate, Emmitt Holt, 18. Police said Davis was hit after he exited the vehicle at 17th and Indiana Avenue near the IU Athletics facilities.
According to his doctor, Larry Rink, his speech was normal and he had use of extremities. Doctors say Davis is being cared for by the best medical staff and has had a tremendous amount of support from friends, family and teammates.
IU Coach Tom Crean released a statement on Sunday morning.
Too often in life, we all take for granted the simple tasks of opening our eyes, processing thoughts and putting a simple sentence together. In our program , we routinely emphasize to our players that everything matters and watching Devin improve just over the last 36 hours has furthered our belief in that approach.
On behalf of the Davis Family and the IU men’s basketball program, we appreciate the concern, calls, texts, and thoughts and prayers we have received. We are especially grateful for every doctor, nurse, and staff member at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. We look forward to his continued recovery.
On Sunday evening, Davis’ family released the following statement:
As all parents can understand, the last 40+ hours have been difficult for us and for all of those who care about our son. Devin’s condition is improving and we know that there is a road to recovery ahead. We want to thank the incredible team at IU Health Bloomington Hospital for taking such great care of Devin. We also want to express our gratitude to Coach Crean, who has been by Devin’s bedside for most of the past two days and to all of his coaches, teammates and the extended Hoosier family who have kept him in their prayers.