Glen Davis has had to sit and wait for a long time.
Really since Dec. 15, 2012 when Davis came bulldozing down the lane as he so often does and went crashing down hard off of an Emeka Okafor block attempt. Davis has seen set back after set back as he tried to work his way back from injury after injury.
Davis came back from that and then quickly broke his foot just nine games later. Things got more complicated when Davis was cleared to begin fully working out again and then felt discomfort and needed a second surgery on the same broken foot.
The forward went from career season -- averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while anchoring a top-10 defense for a surprise 12-13 team -- to wondering if he was ever going to be the same again. Davis' summer was reduced to rehabbing his foot -- running in the pool and set shots if he is able to get on a basketball court. There was not much Davis could do with his injury.
He has had to be patient and make sure when he comes back, he is truly ready to return.
"It's so difficult [to be patient with the injury]," Davis said. "It's probably one of the most difficult things I have ever done. Especially those days when I walk in here and I feel like I can run and there is somebody telling me 'You can't do this, you can't do that.' It gets frustrating. But you understand at the end of the day what you are trying to accomplish. I just want to get back to the floor and get back to the game. As long as I can do that, I think it will be OK."
And no one on this Magic roster knows more what the organization is trying to accomplish like Davis. He won a championship with the Celtics as a rookie and was playing for championships in the early years of his career.no comments