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Devin Davis to leave hospital

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University says basketball player Devin Davis was expected to be released Friday from a Bloomington hospital and rehabilitate from a head injury closer to his Indianapolis home.

"He's getting to the point where he will get more strenuous in his therapy,'' Indiana coach Tom Crean said on Friday's ESPNU College Basketball podcast. "There's not a timeline, though. In a nutshell, we were not given any reason that he won't have a full recovery. The timing isn't clear. But no one said he won't be able to play again.''

Said Devin Davis Sr.: "He is very alert and a couple of weeks ahead of where they thought he would be."

Davis was injured last Saturday when teammate Emmitt Holy hit him with a car. According to the police report, Davis jumped in front of the car and both players had been drinking.

Crean said he couldn't get into specifics in terms of Davis' medical update. He had visited with him Friday morning and late Thursday night. He reiterated Davis' early progression from putting sentences together and to walking twice down the hallway.

"I don't want to sound trite but everything we take for granted he has to do over again,'' Crean said, adding that Davis' condition has changed dramatically since the moments when he saw him in the hospital in the early hours last Saturday morning. "It's still a long road."

Information from ESPN's Andy Katz and The Associated Press is included in this report.