They may not have played a game together yet, but new Boston Celtics reserve point guard Malcolm Brogdon reached out to new teammate Danilo Gallinari after hearing of his meniscal tear while playing for the Italian National Team recently per recent reporting from Basketball News’ Spencer Davies.
“I sent him a text that just said, ‘Hey man, praying for you. Get healthy, we need you this year,'” shared the former Indiana Pacers guard of his communication with Gallinari. The duo landing in Boston has been lauded as among the best offseasons in the NBA, but Gallo’s injury scare threatened to put a damper on things until it was revealed to be a less serious injury than initially hoped.
“(Gallinari) said, ‘I appreciate it, brother.’ It was short,” added Brogdon.
The Celtics swingman hurt his knee by tearing his meniscus on a noncontact play late in a win of his Italian National Team. https://t.co/H1942tKXzu
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) September 1, 2022
“When you get injured, it’s frustrating. You want people to check on you, but a lot of the time, you don’t want to talk a lot about it, so I just sent a text out to let him know I was thinking about him and I was praying for him.”
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