Glen Davis is trying to remain patient. A dislocated left shoulder and a fractured bone in his left foot limited him to 34 games last season, and now, he's recovering from a surgery designed to promote healing in that bone. Less than three days after the surgery in Charlotte, N.C., the Orlando Magic power forward spent most of Thursday attending summer league exhibition games. He sat in a far corner of the Amway Center practice court or far behind the Magic's bench, locations where there was little chance of a player bumping into him. He sat with his left foot propped up and in a cast. "After all those types of injuries and me not being able to play basketball for a while, that means something good is about to happen," Davis said. On Jan. 30, during a road game against the New York Knicks, he suffered an injury known as a Jones fracture — a fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, a bone on the outside of the foot. He had a screw placed in the foot on Feb. 1. Davis resumed some basketball activities in June, but he felt discomfort in his left foot. He had the foot checked, and although the bone hadn't fractured again, he needed another surgery. "We have every bit of confidence that he'll come back 100 percent healthy," Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said. "So, we're not concerned about that specific injury. But we're always hopeful that our players stay healthy." Surgeon Robert B. Anderson, a foot specialist, performed Monday's procedure. He replaced the original screw. "We're just making sure it heals right," Davis said. "You know about the fifth metatarsal and the Jones fracture. It's hard to get a lot of blood circulation down there. You've just got to take your time and let it heal. When I started working out, I started to feel a little discomfort. "So, we're just making sure it heals. He went in there and put in a bigger screw and a bone graft and make sure it's strong, strong, strong. Then, we'll start the rehab process over again."
Glen Davis remains in good spirits after foot surgery
Orlando Sentinel | Jul 12