Danilo Gallinari out rest of calendar year

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Danilo Gallinari missed significant time this offseason after injuring his thumb while punching an opponent during an Italy game. Then, he missed 13 games with a glute injury. Now, another glute injury has sidelined him for five games – and counting.

Clippers release:

L.A. Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari will be held out of further game action while recovering from an injury of his gluteus maximus. Gallinari suffered a contusion to the left glute muscle, and subsequent imaging revealed a partial tear. Gallinari and the Clippers’ medical team will continue the rehabilitation process and intend to re-evaluate the injury in January.


This will sideline Gallinari at least another six games. With Blake Griffin and Patrick Beverley injured, the Clippers (11-18) don’t have much margin for error. This probably nudges them closer to trading DeAndre Jordan.