Glen Davis Breaks Left Foot, Likely Out For Season

January 30 2013 at 11:51pm CDT By Chuck Myron

11:51pm: Davis is likely out for the rest of the season, according to John Denton of Magic.com.

9:31pm: Magic coach Jacque Vaughn told reporters tonight that power forward Glen Davis has suffered a left broken foot, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. The injury happened in the first quarter of tonight's game. It's the second significant injury of the season for Davis, who just made it back two weeks ago after missing nearly a month with a shoulder injury. There's no word on just how long Davis will be out, but with the trade deadline in three weeks, it likely spoils any plans the Magic had of including Davis in a deal to shed salary, as they have reportedly been interested in doing.

Davis, in the second year of a four-year, $25.7MM contract, was averaging career highs in points (15.5), rebounds (7.5) and minutes (32.1) entering tonight's contest. The 27-year-old is Orlando's second leading scorer and rebounder, so his loss will be felt on a team that's fallen eight games behind the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The losing may be a blessing in disguise, as Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel noted before tonight's game that the Magic's odds of winning the No. 1 pick in the lottery are increasing. The chances of doing so figure to improve further with Davis out. As our reverse standings show, the Magic currently have an 11.9% chance of landing the top pick, fourth best in the league.

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