Baby steps

December, 17, 2009
12/17/09
10:29
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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Need a way to gauge the recovery of the fractured right thumb of Celtics forward Glen Davis? Earlier this week, he beat a friend by five touchdowns in Madden 10, the popular football video game.

[+] EnlargeGlen Davis
Chris Forsberg for ESPNBoston.com Part of Glen Davis' "rehab" for his broken thumb is playing video games.
"That's rehab," joked Davis, who had previously lamented the inability to play video games after injuring himself two days before the start of the season. "I killed my friend, like, 49-14. Uh oh, I'm almost back. If that had been like, 70-14, I'd be ready to play. I'm a real football-minded person. He likes to throw the ball every time, so all I do is play a zone defense. He throws it all over & and it's interception, touchdown!"

Davis made nonvirtual strides in his recovery Thursday, joining the Celtics on the court for portions of a 90-minute session at the Sports Authority Training Center at HealthPoint.

"He caught some passes and shot, ran through the skeleton offense with no contact," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "It's the first time he's done anything -- and that was nothing, obviously, but at least he did something."

Click HERE to read the full story, including Davis' future in accounting.

(A note, too, on that photo above. The Celtics hosted a charity event after practice Thursday in Waltham. Check out THIS VIDEO of Davis playing Wii Tennis).

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
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OTHER LEADERS
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AssistsR. Rondo 10.8
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