The 34-year-old forward and veteran Gallinari is likely to miss the Celtics next season and is expected to go to the free agency market to recruit new players
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The 34-year-old forward and veteran Gallinari is likely to miss the Celtics next season and is expected to go to the free agency market to recruit new players

Danilo Gallinari, a 34-year-old veteran of the Boston Celtics’ new signing in the offseason, suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee while representing Italy in the 2023 World Cup qualifiers and was confirmed to miss training After the camp, the team disclosed today that Gallinari’s knee injury is far more serious than expected, and he is likely to be reimbursed for the NBA ’s 2022-2023 season.

Gallinari was traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the San Antonio Spurs this year in a trade involving 25-year-old guard Dejounte Murray. He then reached a buyout agreement with the Spurs and signed a two-year, $13 million contract with the Celtics after becoming a free agent as offensive support to bolster the rotation, and the veteran also Ready to represent the new team in the new season.

However, since Gallinari was injured playing for the Italian team in mid-August, he was initially diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee, requiring at least 2 months of treatment. This week, the Celtics conducted a non-stop MRI for him and assessed the injury, which was eventually diagnosed with a ruptured left ACL, the same injury Gallinari suffered in 2013.

However, this is undoubtedly hugely bad news for the Celtics , as a typical ACL rupture requires at least half a year or a year to recover. That means Gallinari is likely to miss out on his new team next season, or in the worst-case scenario, a tragic loss for the season, as the Celtics see the veteran as helping offense chief Jason Tatum and 36 20-year-old forward veteran Al Horford takes on scoring duties and improves the rotation’s pitching power and backcourt depth.

According to the new season schedule, the Celtics’ regular season will open on October 19 against the Philadelphia 76ers. However, based on the injury problem of Gallinari, it may force the Celtics to go to the free agency market in recent days to sign another support to replace Gallinari. It is expected that two free agents will be on the shortlist, including 38-year-old forward veteran Carmelo Anthony and 37-year-old LaMarcus Aldridge.

Source: 77577.com

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