BATON ROUGE -- LSU men's basketball player Glen Davis was involved in a two-car automobile accident shortly after leaving the Maravich Assembly Center late Saturday night/early Sunday morning after the Tigers' 66-49 win over the University of Connecticut.
Davis spent some time during the early morning hours at the Baton Rouge General Hospital where X-rays for a possible fractured rib prove negative. Davis, according to LSU Coach John Brady, has a sore knee and sore ribs, but is expected to play when the Tigers open defense of its Southeastern Conference title Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Alabama on ESPN2.
"He's going to be more sore than normal after a very physical game now with this thrown in," said Coach Brady Sunday afternoon. "The impact set off the air bag in his car. But he was very lucky. The X-rays are all negative. I don't anticipate this preventing him from playing Tuesday."
Coach Brady has changed practice plans in preparation for the Alabama game after Davis' accident and since most of the team spent a portion of the overnight hours at the hospital with him. The team will not have a full-scale practice Sunday evening as originally scheduled and will practice for a limited time on Monday morning before flying to Tuscaloosa that afternoon for the game.