Davis returns to practice

Participates in noncontact drills; hopes to play Jan. 2

Updated: December 18, 2009, 11:01 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

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.

"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 ...

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