Officially banned from EuroBasket play by Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia, veteran Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari took to his
“It wasn’t so much the knee that gave way in yesterday’s match that (Italy) gained more character,” said Gallinari.
“It will take time – fortunately less than expected – to return to normal. It (expletive) hurts to give up on this dream. We wanted to treat ourselves to magical nights. In my own house. In our house. Unfortunately, today was a bad awakening. At the clinic in Milan where I was accompanied by the professor. Cortina and all the medical staff, the results of the clinical findings are in: meniscus injury. I have to give it up #EuroBasket. Just in a summer that seemed perfect. We must accept fate and look to the future.
“I will be with this group in every game to bring joy to thousands of Italians this summer,” he added. “Our journey continues, no matter what… Go Azzurri!”
A second ACL tear so late in his career could have been the end of his NBA stint, let alone the Celtics, so as crushing as the blow to Gallo’s EuroBasket hopes was, at least it wasn’t. worse.
Now, we’re waiting for news on how serious the ‘best’ option is, but at least there’s a better chance of the Italian swingman returning to action soon than he initially looked.
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