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CrushAlot @ 5/31/2013 12:21 AM

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Danilo Gallinari's surgery delayed, return to Nuggets' floor unclear

Posted: 05/30/2013 05:42:01 PM MDT
Updated: 05/30/2013 08:11:30 PM MDT
By Benjamin Hochman
The Denver Post

Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari 2012
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a season-ending injury April 4. (Denver Post file)

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (left knee surgery) was originally thought to be ready to play Jan. 1, but Gallinari confirmed by text Thursday that he might not return until later in January or maybe even February.

While Gallinari underwent surgery on his meniscus four weeks ago, he had a slight delay in his rehab and won't have surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament for another two weeks, he said during a talk show on 102.3 ESPN.

Gallinari suffered the season-ending injury April 4. He averaged 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds — both career highs — and made a team-leading 135 3-pointers in 71 games this season. He finished second on the Nuggets to Andre Miller with 82 percent free-throw shooting, while attempting 4.9 per game, most on the team.

In Nuggets wins, Gallo shot 39.2 from 3-point range, while just 32.3 in losses. It is expected that Wilson Chandler would start for Gallinari at small forward.

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IronWillGiroud @ 5/31/2013 7:12 AM
let's pray for him,

and this is a great opportunity for ill wilson, he can really put his stamp on the league

CrushAlot @ 6/6/2013 9:58 PM
Danilo Gallinari will undergo ACL surgery next week.Gallinari said previously he might not return until January or February in 2014, and he's definitely not going to be ready for opening night considering he's not even having the procedure until mid-June. We should have a clearer idea of his timetable after the procedure. Jun 4 - 9:06 AM
IronWillGiroud @ 6/7/2013 5:33 AM
praying for gallon,


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