Danilo Gallinari ACL reportedly appears stable; vet Boston Celtics guard will get MRI to confirm

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While it is too soon to say for certain, The Athletic’s Shams Charania is reporting that Danilo Gallinari’s ACL in his left knee appears to be stable after analysis by the Italian National Team medical staff. The Boston Celtics veteran forward Danilo Gallinari is scheduled to get an MRI on his injured knee Sunday.

If the report is true, the Celtics and the Italian team dodged a massive bullet after Gallinari went down in the fourth quarter of a FIBA World Cup qualifier against the Georgian National Team on Saturday in an apparent non-contact injury. Gallinari previously tore his ACL. Per Sportando’s Emilio Carchia, Gianmarco Pozzecco, the coach of Gallo’s Italian National Team, lamented the injury.

“With him, we could have won EuroBasket, but I am not sorry for that,” he offered. “I am sorry because he may not play a tournament he deserves to play.”

“I think we have realized that we can no longer go on like this (on too many contests),” he added. “I hope that from tomorrow we start protecting the players”

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