Glen Davis Injury: Updates on Magic Forward's Foot

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28:  Glen Davis #11 of the Orlando Magic reacts after falling for a loose ball against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center on January 28, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis was not being a big baby when he left the court and did not return in his team's contest with the New York Knicks on Wednesday. 

UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 31, at 12:50 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

While the prognosis for Glen Davis' foot hasn't improved in the last 24 hours, writer John Denton is reporting that the player should have surgery on his broken foot soon, and figures to be out roughly 3 to 4 months: 

This is a blow for the Magic, to be sure; losing Davis for most of the second half of the season will certainly kill off what little hope this team had of making the playoffs this season, although it figures to drastically improve their chances of landing the first overall pick in this summer's draft. Davis had been averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, and his production will be tough to replace.

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Davis had a broken foot. The's John Denton tweeted the news: 

Davis was able to play just four minutes and score two points before leaving with the injury. The Magic wound up losing the game, 113-97. It is not clear how the injury occurred. 

While the details of the break and the timetable of his recovery haven't been announced, it is safe to assume this will be lengthy stay on the sidelines.

This is a big blow to the Magic and Davis. The 27-year-old is having his most productive season as a pro. In his second year with the Magic, this sixth-year pro is averaging a career-best 15.5 points and 7.5 assists in 32.1 minutes per game.

The Magic are not in a good position to replace Davis' production. He is the only power forward on the roster averaging more than 7.2 points per game, and this team was already hurting for depth to begin with. 

The good news for the Magic is that this is not going to impact their playoff chances, because they are suffering through a miserable season.

At 14-31, the Magic's playoff chances are essentially nonexistent. This is a franchise that needs to have their sights on the future.  

This may actually wind up being a good thing for the Magic—it could lead to the team being in a better position for the lottery.