Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 4:15 pm  |  48 responses

Danilo Gallinari’s Season is Over With a Torn ACL (UPDATE)

by Marcel Mutoni@ marcel_mutoni

UPDATE: As expected, Danilo Gallinari will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The Denver Nuggets announced the news this afternoon:

An MRI exam today revealed that Denver Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. The MRI showed no signs of other ligament or meniscus damage. He will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 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.”


Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a gruesome-looking left knee injury in the second quarter of last night’s thrilling 95-94 win against the visiting Dallas Mavericks. After hopping around on his right leg, and collapsing to the floor while writhing in pain, Gallo was carted off the floor.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Danilo Gallinari’s season is likely done.

An initial examination reportedly revealed what appears to be a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee:

“The doctor indicated that the ligament was loose,” one source said. “They expect that it’s a torn ACL.”

Gallinari will undergo a full MRI examination on Friday to survey the complete damage to the knee. After driving on Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki in the Nuggets’ 95-94 victory on Thursday night, Gallinari planted his left leg only to have his knee buckle beneath him.

The 24-year old Gallinari — an extremely important component of the Nuggets’ attack – is averaging 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Denver holds the 3rd Playoff seed in the Western Conference.

An MRI will determine Danilo Gallinari’s fate today, but as head coach George Karl admitted, it doesn’t look good.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    feel bad for him and it puts a big dent in Denvers playoff hopes. but i think this is a blessing in disguise for the nuggets. if Iggy opts out (more than likely) they will have to re-sign him or let him walk. Chandler second half of the season was so good that gallinari became tradeable. with him out they will see how they play without him while giving increased minutes to chandler and brewer. it sux for this season but going forward it think they will no better what they should do after this happened.

  • Bravo

    Damn they were on a roll. Hope it ain’t serious

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Damn, definitely feel bad for the Nuggets. Best season in awhile and a serious injury happens right before the playoffs. Get well soon, Danilo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    wtf….this sucks

  • pposse


  • patrick

    looked pretty odd to me…no contact..

  • Feez_22

    Damn it.

    Adidas athletes are cursed. All in for Danilo i guess. Get well soon dude.

  • don

    tell that to rondo.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford
  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    They’re still gonna be a tough out for any playoff team.

  • RayJr

    Good thing Wilson Chandler has been coming on strong lately. Still a huge loss if it is an ACL tear though. They wouldn’t look as dangerous in the playoffs now.

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Kevin Ware didn’t have any contact either.

  • KingBenjamin

    They go from contenders to pretenders.

  • LakeShow

    It’s not the nail in the coffin, but it’s never a good thing to lose your leading scorer. (Could be Lawson now)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lawson been their leading scorer all season. (by less than a full point, but still. lol)

  • LakeShow

    Mmh, for some reason I just remember someone saying he was their leading scorer. Lawson should be though. Gallinari can be very inefficient at times.
    I think I like Wilson Chandler over Gallinari anywho.

  • Slick Ric

    And Lou Williams.

  • Slick. Ric

    Got damn, these last 2 seasons have been filled with big injuries to so many key contributors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    That’s the end of Lawson’s championship dreams!

  • Redd

    And Kanye West

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i do too, but next to Iguodala i do not.
    what happened to you on that other thread yesterday? you just didn’t wanna jump in?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Nuggets announce ACL is torn.

  • Anthony Dixon

    Time for A.I or Wilson to step it up.


    Imagine if Spurs and Lakers match up in the 1at round I really think that the Lakers would beat a unhealthy Spurs team in 5 if the 4th seed the Nuggets and Memohis is 5 the Lakers would beat them in a second round matchup to play the Thunder in conf finals I really don’t trust OKC cause they don’t have the same look they had with Harden he was the X -Factor if Ibaka and Martin can do great they’ll be back in the Finals but I don’t trust OKC the Lakers are going to make a strange long playoff run

  • jaycee

    full cursed

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    ACL’S are not safe anymore

  • LakeShow

    Hello? Is this thing on? I wrote a decently large message here a half hour ago…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    did you cuss?

  • Caboose


  • LakeShow

    Didn’t think so. Gol darnit.
    Basically said: as much as I may appear to be a key board warrior, I actually don’t like arguing/discussing/debating on the internet. Basketball is the one thing where that is not the case.

    That one fella was trying to convert us to Islam via YouTube video’s and the other, while open to listening, I could tell had his mind made up on what he believes, not exactly wanting to learn truths. It just didn’t turn into a debate that I felt I would have been able to help, or bring allot to the table with, so I just stayed out.

    I love having discussions in person on such matters, but the internet is a lousy forum for myself to spend time getting into debates in such a open ended idea like religion/evolution and the likes.

    You feel what i’m saying? In person it can be an amazing moment to have a conversation on such a powerful subject, but on the internet it can become rather mundane when each person just spouts their ideas and you counter in a block of text back.

  • LakeShow


    It was the only thing I could counter with.

  • Caboose

    Haha I tried to edit that quick…I failed.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well that’s assuming you are talking to another open person. in instances like yesterday, where i’m talking to two people who are steadfast in their beliefs with no real chance of showing them any other POV. The internet is PERFECT. because i can ask questions and prove points with a dearth of supporting evidence.
    i do prefer the conversation in person, but only if that is a two way conversation.

  • LakeShow

    Ya know how it is man… As a Laker fan these days, you clutch onto such things as grammatical errors when someone speaks negatively about your team.

  • Caboose

    Magic fan. Shut up.

  • LakeShow

    lmao… At least ya’ll are suppose to suck.

  • LakeShow

    You can definitely put information in front of peoples eyes more easily on the internet. Personally, I make a more convincing argument in person without the aid. I think it has to do with a connection that humans have when discussing such important matters with one another. It’s nothing but passion from some of us. I do feel we are all connected more than we realize, and ‘if’ that goes back to the fact that we all came from the stars, so be it, but I choose to not come down as fact on that (even if it has been [all but] proven).

    I believe their is a powerful energy that is around us that we don’t see, and is not yet classified or documented [thoroughly] but plays as much a part in our lives as say, Newton’s laws. What this energy is and how it manifests are all things i’m still searching into.

    I consider myself to be a newborn babe in this world, because I grew up a Christian, and for 15+ years I grew up thinking the Bible was without fallacy. Growing up in that frame work only allowed me to view the world through a certain paradigm, something i’m surprisingly grateful for. If not for growing up in that framework I wouldn’t be able to search into the great worlds mystery’s today with the fervor that impassions my life. At least that’s what my paradigm today tells me :) I’m a very open minded person that just enjoys hearing all sides for the most part. I don’t put myself in corners because I don’t come down black and white with many things.

  • roscoe

    okay… so last week I said DEN could make it to the finals.

    this week… i’ve changed my mind.

    get well soon DG

  • roscoe

    that is a crazy one. bummer.

  • Drig

    You gonna get draft picks lol. Us lakers fans won’t be able to fell 1st round picks for a while

  • http://www.facebook.com/zer02hero15 James Franco Guerta

    Galo`s 3s will be missed but hey Denver has a lot of weapons

  • FLIGHT 9

    wtf!!!!! I was hoping they kill in the playoffs… It is a big blow to their chances. Wishing him well. & hoping the Nuggets adjust. Wilson chandler and Cory brewer will definitely STEP UP…

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  • JTray

    feel bad for him he is a great player

  • Truth Talker

    Lol this caught my eye. I didn’t mean to disrespect anybody. I mean i agree with you on one point internet is difficult to have a conversation, but anything I stated you can TEST for yourself.

    The fundamental basis for all human comprehension/knowledge is Language. The meaning of words and expression of ideas. Ultimately every statement/sentence can be reduced to either FACT(TRUTH) or Fiction(Lie).

    I was an atheist because I use to think religion was Opiod for the masses or those exploit people’s weak emotions like famous televangelists (bible scholar different than what pastors preach). But then when you ask yourself is there an absolute purpose of life regardless of the constraints of time and culture.

    Like if I told people 500 years ago Oxygen, Nitrogen existed, they would have laughed because they didn’t have the spectroscopy or chemistry to test for an unseen gas molecule. If I read a book like Harry Potter and told people Hogwarts is real (you would only disprove it because you know the author made it up) but in reality you could never prove nor disprove the such reality without knowing its a work of fiction.

    During research, I never thought religion’s Truth lied on the grounds its morality or ethics because culture clouds what Good and Evil (look at what nazi germany thought was good or colonies thought was good was not what England thought was good).

    I mean think about the word Prophet before the name Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). If he is not a prophet, then his description of the Minor signs before Day of Judgement should be untrue. Also, when you think about the word Sign what does it mean. Sign – is a representation of an object that implies a connection between itself and its object. The Quran is a book of Signs. I swear do not take my words. Read and see if there are any inaccurate statements. Plus read life and times of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

    I apologize in case you perceived my sound as arrogant. I would never elevate myself above anyone because we all come from the fertilization of an egg and a sperm –> which should humble us but sometimes we as humans forget the humble origins due to the delusion of the Material Acquisitions.

  • robb

    I wonder why? Adidas keep trying to make light shoes and they are doing it without the proper protection. People say that doesn’t have anything to do with shoes but hey, stats don’t lie.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “I believe their is a powerful energy that is around us that we don’t see, and is not yet classified or documented [thoroughly] but plays as much a part in our lives as say, Newton’s laws. What this energy is and how it manifests are all things i’m still searching into.”
    – in essence, this is what i was looking for. my beliefs here are parallel.

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