Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari
underwent reconstructive surgery on the ACL in his left knee Tuesday and will
miss the remainder of the season.
Gallinari had an arthroscopic procedure in the offseason, but his knee didn't
heal as doctors expected and he has not appeared in a game this season.
"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
Gallinari averaged a career-high 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in
71 games last season before suffering the injury on April 4, 2013 against the
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