Indiana forward Devin Davis has the use of all his extremities and is improving since being struck by a car driven by teammate Emmitt Holt.
Davis has been at IU Health Bloomington Hospital with a head injury since Saturday morning when he was hit after exiting the car. He was admitted in serious condition.
“I am glad to report that Devin is doing better this morning and has benefited from uninterrupted rest,” Dr. Larry Rink said in a statement on Sunday. “His speech is normal and he has the use of all extremities.”
Indiana coach Tom Crean also released a statement Sunday.
“Too often in life, we all take for granted the simple tasks of opening our eyes, processing thoughts and putting a simple sentence together,” he said. “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.”
Holt, 18, was cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content above 0.02. According to the University of Indiana, Holt registered a 0.025. In Indiana, the legal limit for someone 21 or older is .08 but only .02 if younger than 21.
Bloomington Police Sgt. Jeffery Canada said Holt and passengers in his SUV told police they dropped off Davis in the parking lot outside the stadium about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
According to reports, Davis walked into the roadway as Holt was driving away and struck the side of the vehicle near the front passenger windshield, Canada said.
Police then found Davis unconscious with a head injury at a nearby street off the campus. Holt’s vehicle had damage on the passenger side, front fender and windshield.
It is not clear if Davis had been drinking alcohol.
Davis, 6-foot-7, averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds last season.
The Hoosiers’ “Haunted Hall of Hoops” practice and scrimmage Saturday was cancelled.
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