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Davis likely to be suspended by Celtics

Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff  October 27, 2009 09:19 AM

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In the wake of a thumb injury sustained during a recent altercation, Celtics forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis likely will be suspended by the team, owner Wyc Grousbeck confirmed to the Globe this morning.

Grousbeck initially reported that a suspension was "very likely" during an interview with Gene Lavanchy on the Fox 25 morning show.

"I've had enough of 'Big Baby,' so I'm going to start calling him Glen," Grousbeck told the Globe. "It certainly seems like there's going to be a suspension here."

While Davis could contest the suspension, standard language in player contracts allows for teams to take disciplinary action against a player for fighting. Davis broke his thumb in an altercation with a former teammate, according to multiple reports, and could miss up to two months as a result of the injury.

Grousbeck indicated that surgery to repair the break in Davis's thumb was a possibility.

Davis re-signed with the Celtics during the offseason after exploring restricted free agency. He is entering the first year of a two year deal that will pay him $2.5 million annually with a chance to earn an additional $500,000 per season if he meets incentives based on his weight.

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