Big Baby injured in Orlando-Washington game

Former Celtic Glen "Big Baby" Davis seemed to be pretty badly injured last night during the Magic's win over the Wizards. And while Big Baby was never a star player for the Celtics, he has taken on a leading role in Orlando, making his injury a scare for his teammates.

From Comcast Sports New New England:

Davis, the team's leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, fell after being fouled by Emeka Okafor with 47.8 seconds left in the Magic's 90-83 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Davis lay on the court for several minutes before leaving the game, holding his left shoulder.

"He's huge for us, especially down the stretch of games," teammate Nikola Vucevic said. "He plays with a lot of energy and really gets us going."

Luckily, MRIs on Davis' shoulder today showed “no significant structural damage," according to Orlando GM Rob Hennigan.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

“After further evaluation by our medical staff, Glen Davis has been diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain,” Hennigan said in a statement. “The MRI showed no significant structural damage. He will be treated non-operatively. Treatment will include rest and subsequent strengthening of the muscles around his shoulder. His return will depend on progress made during his rehabilitation.”

In recent weeks, many Celtics fans have been highly critical of Brandon Bass, who the Celtics acquired in a trade for Big Baby. Some have even said that they would prefer to have Big Baby back. But keep in mind that Big Baby wouldn't be able to really have the starring role he now has in Orlando if he had stayed in Boston, as that really belongs to Rondo, KG, and Pierce, and his play is often dictated by his emotions.

In any case, as a fan of Big Baby, I wish him a speedy recovery, and continued personal success in Orlando.