IU basketball player’s parents release statement

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP/WANE) — Indiana University says sophomore forward Devin Davis is improving after being struck by a teammate’s car and suffering a head injury.

The university issued a news release quoting team physician Dr. Larry Rink as saying was “doing better” Sunday morning and had benefited from uninterrupted rest. Rink says Davis’ speech is normal and he has the use of all extremities.

The news release did not indicate the 19-year-old’s medical condition. He had been listed in serious condition Saturday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Bloomington police say they found Davis unconscious early Saturday after he was struck by an SUV driven by teammate Emmitt Holt outside of Memorial Stadium. They say Holt had dropped off Davis and was driving away when Davis re-entered the roadway and struck the front passenger side.

The Davis Family (Parents Tiffany, Devin Sr., Elaine; brothers C.J. Darius, Dorian and sisters Rayven and Daya) released the following statement Sunday night:

 “As all parents can understand, the last 40+ hours have been difficult for us and for all of those who care about our son.  Devin’s condition is improving and we know that there is a road to recovery ahead.

We want to thank the incredible team at IU Health Bloomington Hospital for taking such great care of Devin.  We also want to express our gratitude to Coach Crean, who has been by Devin’s bedside for most of the past two days and to all of his coaches, teammates and the extended Hoosier family who have kept him in their prayers.”

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