Not after they saw
Team officials would not speculate on the severity of the injury, but at least some of them fear Davis dislocated the shoulder. The extent of the damage will not become known until Davis receives an MRI exam Thursday morning, but there is a possibility Davis will miss an extended period of time.
"I'm not going to quite write that obituary just yet," coach
Many of Davis' teammates saw him in the training room after the final buzzer.
"He appeared as a player who is worried,"
"I hope it's not anything serious. It's just unfortunate, and it definitely does take away from the good feeling of winning."
Davis' injury occurred just as he was enjoying a career renaissance and as the Magic (12-13) were hitting their stride. Orlando won its fourth consecutive game Wednesday, and a win Friday night in Toronto would bring them to .500.
It's difficult to envision Davis playing in that game.
"You always worry when you see a big, tough guy like Glen going down and holding his shoulder," said
Davis hurt his shoulder with the Magic ahead 89-83.
The play looked harmless enough — at least at first. Okafor hit Davis on the left forearm as Davis went up for a shot.
But Davis fell to the floor grasping his shoulder.
He screamed several times as he lay on his back, and a teammate motioned to the Magic bench on the other side of the court for athletic trainer Keon Weise to hurry over.
Weise attended to Davis for several minutes as Vaughn watched nearby.
Davis walked off the court and to the Magic's locker room, his left elbow tucked against his left side.
The Magic have more depth at center and power forward than they had last season.
"I'm still going to continue to play hard regardless, despite this unfortunate event," Nicholson said. "I just hope he recovers quickly.
"Seeing the replay, it makes you cringe a little bit," Nicholson added. "I just hope he gets better."
Redick scored 17 points Wednesday, while backup point guard
Afflalo, Redick and Moore combined for 18 of the Magic's 24 third-quarter points, while their team stepped up its defense.
But the Wizards (3-20) fought back in the final quarter, forcing Vaughn to keep his starters on the court.
Now, they await word on Davis.