Report: Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari expected to recover by training camp after injuring thumb punching opponent

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Forward Danilo Gallinari, playing for Italy against the Netherlands, hit an opponent in the face so hard, Gallinari hurt his hand.

But it doesn’t seem the injury will affect the Clippers’ upcoming season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

After landing a punch in a European exhibition game for Italy, LA Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a right thumb injury that isn’t expected to require surgery, league sources told ESPN.

Gallinari will miss the Eurobasket tournament for Italy but is expected to be fully recovered for the start of Clippers training camp in September, sources said. Clippers doctors are planning to examine the injury soon, but the initial diagnosis calls for a month of rest and rehabilitation on the thumb, sources said.

As the Clippers know all too well, this is the standard timeline for a player hurting his hand while punching someone.