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Celtics confirm injury, apology from Davis

10.27.09 at 5:32 pm ET
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CLEVELAND —  The Celtics released their official statement on Tuesday regarding the injury to forward Glen Davis.

The team confirmed the injury and subsequent surgery on his right thumb. The statement, included below, also included an apology from Davis, who did not travel to Cleveland for tonight’s season opener.

The statement from the Celtics:

The Boston Celtics announced today that forward Glen Davis underwent successful surgery to reduce and fix a right thumb fracture.  The surgery was performed by Celtics Team Physician, Dr. Brian McKeon and was assisted by Dr. Hervey Kimball and Dr. Drew Terrono at New England Baptist Hospital.  Davis is expected to miss the next six weeks.

“I would first like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches and the entire Celtics organization,” Davis said. “I am extremely disappointed that this incident occurred and that it will prevent me from starting the season with the rest of my teammates. My teammates and the entire Celtics organization are extremely important to me and I will do my best to expedite the healing process and be back on the court as soon as possible.”

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