Indiana Basketball – Update on Devin Davis; Family issue statement thanking fans, Crean, hospital

DevinThis is the email from IU sports information director J.D. Campbell updating media on the condition of player Devin Davis, who suffered a head injury in an accident earlier this weekend.  The email included only quotes from Dr. Larry Rink and coach Tom Crean.

The Davis Family issued at statement at 7:58p tonight through Campbell.

The Davis Family (Parents Tiffany, Devin Sr., Elaine; brothers C.J. Darius, Dorian and sisters Rayven and Daya)

“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.”

Dr. Larry Rink

“I am glad to report that Devin is doing better this morning and has benefited from uninterrupted rest. His speech in normal and he has the use of all extremities.

“Devin is being cared for by the best medical team and the support from his family, friends, and teammates has been incredible.”

IU Coach Tom Crean

“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.”

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