A Glen Davis fight injury could leave the Celtics in trouble. Apparently Glen Davis was in a right that injured his thumb, and will cause him to miss many weeks of the regular season as a result. Glen Davis underwent surgery on his right thumb on Tuesday and will miss at least six to eight weeks of the regular season. This is a huge injury for the Boston Celtics, who were again hoping that Glen “Big Baby” Davis could come off the bench as a strong player this season. This isn’t going to be the end of the ordeal either, because the Celtics owner is not very happy about what took place.
After the injury to Glen Davis was reported to the press, Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck told a Boston area television station that Glen Davis will very likely be suspended. It seems like there is a lot going on behind the scenes, and that Boston is not very happy about Glen Davis suffering an off-the-court injury such as this. Will millions of dollars invested in the new contract of Glen Davis, it is very understandable that the front office of the Celtics would be very upset about this injury. Glen Davis has been a key part to this Celtics team, and they really needed his youth and energy off the bench in the 2009-2010 season.
According to ESPN, Glen Davis commented that he hurt his thumb after trying to fend off a friend who had punched him. The result of this altercation left Glen Davis with a broken thumb that required surgery, and will put him on the shelf for at least six to eight weeks of the NBA regular season. Having surgery on the same day that the Boston Celtics will have their first game of the season isn’t a good way to win over fans, and Glen Davis has really let down his teammates and fans. Right now it only sounds like Glen Davis was involved in some horseplay that got out of control, but that is no excuse for missing almost two months of the season as a consequence.
It’s unclear how long the Boston Celtics would suspend Glen Davis, but it needs to be at least a few games for what he has done to his team. Normally when a player is injured in the NBA, they just sit out of games, but still earn their paycheck. NBA contracts are guaranteed, so all players get their full salary unless they are suspended by the league or team or get bought out during the season. For the games that the Celtics front office decides to suspend Glen Davis, he will not take home a paycheck, and hopefully that will send a message that its time to grow up and earn all that money that the Boston Celtics are paying him.
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