Glen Davis Injury: Updates on Free-Agent F's Ankle Surgery and Recovery

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2015

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Free-agent forward Glen Davis is looking for a new contract before the 2015-16 season, but his chances took a hit Wednesday when Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reported he needs surgery to repair torn ligaments, a cyst and bone spurs in his left ankle.    

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Davis Reportedly Could Miss 12 Weeks

Wednesday, Sept. 2

This is not welcome news for the former LSU Tiger, especially since he averaged disappointing career lows with four points, 2.3 rebounds and 12.2 minutes per game last season as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.    

While Davis is still not that far removed from a 45-game stint in 2013-14 with the Orlando Magic, where he posted 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds a night, Spears pointed out the forward will miss eight to 12 weeks “before returning to hoop-related activities after ankle surgery.”

Lingering injuries and offseason surgeries are not exactly appealing to NBA teams attempting to fill roster spots with free agents before the season starts. Tuesday’s news comes on the heels of a recent report from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times that stated the Clippers are interested in bringing Davis back and coach Doc Rivers spoke with the forward’s representatives.

It remains to be seen if the surgery alters Los Angeles’ interest, but it is a safe assumption it will at least be a factor. It also doesn’t help Davis’ cause that the Clippers added Josh Smith, Paul Pierce and Cole Aldrich this offseason to a crowded frontcourt that already includes DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.

There isn’t much room for Davis, although Sports Illustrated pointed out he could have alternative options besides the Clippers because the Dallas Mavericks and teams in China and Europe are also reportedly interested in him.

Davis’ best chance at landing with any NBA or international squad is returning to full health as quickly as possible.


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