(DENVER) — Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will miss the rest of the season after an MRI Friday revealed he tore his left ACL.
Gallinari was injured in the first half of the Nuggets’ 95-94 win Thursday, when he landed awkwardly on his left foot while cutting to the basket for a layup. Teammates Timofey Mozgov and Quincy Miller had to help him off the court.
“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.”
The 24-year-old Gallinari was averaging 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN