Danilo Gallinari Had Season-Ending Knee Surgery

by January 21, 2014

The Denver Nuggets announced today that forward Danilo Gallinari went under the knife for a second time to reconstruct an ACL tear in his left knee. Gallo is expected to return next season. From the press release:

“It was recently determined that the procedure that Danilo underwent on his knee this past summer was insufficient,” Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said.

“Danilo’s knee required that he undergo reconstruction of the ACL, which was successfully completed earlier this morning. Knowing Danilo’s drive and work ethic, we look forward to a full recovery and a healthy return to the court next season.”

Gallinari tore his ACL on April 4, 2013, against the Dallas Mavericks.