Glen Davis, who injured himself with 49.3 seconds left in yesterday’s game after landing awkwardly from a dunk (yes, it’s still odd when he dunks), will undergo an MRI today. Davis did not think the injury was anything to worry about, telling reporters, “I’m alright.”
But Davis admitted he has been playing in pain through much of the season, and even said he has contemplated missing games at times.
“I don’t really know what’s going on, but I’ll get an MRI tomorrow,” Davis told ESPN Boston. “It was bothering me the whole year. I’ve just been tough, trying to be available for the team.”
The signs may not bode well. The injury has haunted him throughout the whole year, then got aggravated on a wide open dunk with nobody in his vicinity. To me (someone without any semblance of a medical degree, or even much common sense), that sounds (and looked) bad. We’ll find out more today, when the MRI results presumably come in.
If Davis misses any extended period of time, Troy Murphy figures to benefit with additional playing time. Murphy looked shaky (at best) last night, getting at least three of his shots blocked. You could possibly blame that on his lack of playing shape, because he hasn’t played a game in a long time. But then you might remember that he hasn’t played a game in a long time because Avery Johnson dropped him out of the New Jersey rotation; he played THAT poorly for the Nets.
If Murphy can regain his 2009-2010 form, the Celtics will have a shooting threat who rebounds the basketball as well as almost anybody in the NBA. If he plays like he did last night, the Celtics will have a D-League caliber player with a semi-famous name.
Either way, let’s root for Davis’ health.