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Davis Injures Hand In Altercation

From the Globe:

Forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis (hand injury) missed practice Monday morning and his status has not been determined for the Celtics' regular-season opening visit to Cleveland Tuesday.

"We sent him for X rays," coach Doc Rivers said of Davis. "He was complaining about it before (practice)."

Update via the Herald:

Glen Davis has suffered a right thumb injury and could be lost to the Celtics for a significant period of time.

He underwent X-rays today and will have to get further tests to determine the full extend of the dame. Surgery could be required.

According to sources, this was a non-basketball injury. It happened Sunday night when he got into an altercation with a friend, a former teammate, who was visiting from Louisiana.

Davis was reportedly defending himself.

Doc Rivers said after today that he was unaware of the circumstances, but sources said the club has been fully apprised of the situation.

As expected, the Celts are not pleased. Davis is said to be extremely upset, too.

Obviously this hurts the Celtics from a depth stand point, which one figured would have been a strength of this team heading into the season. With Brian Scalabrine apparently joining Davis on the sidelines with an ankle sprain, the window of opportunity just grew for Shelden Williams.

Update 2: The hand is apparently broken.  According to WEEI he will miss 6 to 8 weeks.  The Celtics would only say:

“We are aware of Glen Davis’ injury,” the Celtics said in a statement. “We are gathering all information regarding the injury before making any further comments.”

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