Nuggets' Gallinari needs knee surgery, out indefinitely


i-2Danilo Gallinari has been bit by the injury bug once again.

According to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will undergo surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee, and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Gallinari, who missed nearly 18 months with a torn ACL that required three surgeries, registered his best game of the season Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, scoring a season-high 19 points in 28 minutes of action. 

Denver had looked to ease Gallinari back into things this season after the three knee procedures, and as a result he had seen a major reduction in minutes. Gallinari was only playing 18.8 minutes per game this year, his fewest since his rookie year as a member of the New York Knicks. 

Gallinari appeared in 24 games this year for the Denver Nuggets and averaged 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Denver does expect him to return at some point this season.



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