News Gets Worse—A Lot Worse—For Celtics' Danilo Gallinari

Newly-acquired Boston Celtics' forward Danilo Gallinari has apprently received a second opinion. After originally receiving word that he did not suffer any ACL or ligament damage after his knee injury suffered with the Italian national team, the Boston Celtics have made a grim announcement today.

Yes, apparently Gallinari has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during that World Cup qualifier last week. Ominously, he tore the ACL in the same knee in 2013.

This is horrendous news for the Celtics, who were primed to solidify their status as a title contender after the offseason additions of Gallinari and Malcolm Brogdon. 

Now, they'll have to forge ahead without the veteran sharpshooter for anywhere from 6-9 months. That would likely wipe out his 2022-23 season.

The Celtics signed Gallo to a 2-year, $13M deal earlier this summer. He spent the past two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics are the 6th team in the veteran's 13-year career. He has lifetime averages of 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and a 38.2% mark from long range. 

The Celtics have been rumored to have some interest in a future Hall of Famer as a possible replacement for Gallinari.

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