Orlando Magic power forward Glen Davis underwent surgery Monday afternoon to replace a screw in his left foot that he originally fractured in late January and had surgically repaired in early February.
Although team officials said Davis will resume basketball-related activities later this summer, it’s unclear whether Davis will be ready to participate in the Magic’s training camp when it begins Oct. 1.
“He’s just been having some discomfort,” Davis’ agent, John Hamilton, told the Orlando Sentinel. “It made sense for us to get it checked, and that’s what we did.”
Davis fractured his left foot’s fifth metatarsal Jan. 30 in a game against the New York Knicks. He underwent surgery Feb. 1 and missed the remainder of the season.
The Magic posted a 13-21 record in the games Davis played. The team went 7-41 in games he missed.
His absence was felt most on the defensive end of the court, where the Magic ended the season as one of the NBA’s least efficient teams.
Davis is officially listed as 6-feet-9 and 289 pounds, but he weighed well over 300 pounds at times during his two seasons with the Magic. Before the season ended, he said he wanted to lose some weight to take some of the pressure off his foot, and he was looking slimmer by mid-April.
Monday’s surgery was performed by Dr. Robert B. Anderson, a foot specialist, in North Carolina.
“He doesn’t anticipate problems going forward,” Hamilton said. “We just need to give it time to heal properly.”
Still, it would seem the surgery will prevent Davis from doing extensive cardiovascular training in the weeks ahead, and that could put him at a disadvantage when he returns to basketball activities.
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