Danilo Gallinari suffers major knee injury
The Nuggets announced Friday that an MRI exam revealed that forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Thursday night’s game against the Mavericks. The MRI showed no signs of other ligament or meniscus damage. He will miss the remainder of the season. Gallinari, 24, averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 71 games this season. “We’re extremely disappointed for Gallo. He was having a career year in scoring and rebounding and was a huge reason for our success,” Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri said. “We will obviously support him and be there for him throughout his recovery. Knowing his work ethic and commitment to getting back on the floor, we are confident he will come back stronger than ever next season.” Surgery will be scheduled at a later date, and a prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.