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|Knee - Out for season|
|Last 10 Games|
|Danilo Gallinari will be ready for training camp |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/14) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari was with the team over the last few games of the season, and he has reportedly made great strides in his recovery from ACL surgery.
Gallinari told the Denver Post he has already progressed to running and jumping as part of his recovery from January surgery. He has progressed so quickly he even dunked for the first time Tuesday, and said he will be fully recovered by the start of training camp.
Gallinari did not play all season after attempting to return from a partially torn ACL, which ultimately required surgery.
|Danilo Gallinari undergoes ACL surgery, done for the year |
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(1/21/14) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has missed the first half of 2013-14 season, and will reportedly be shut down for the remainder of it following knee surgery. Yahoo Sports reports that Gallinari underwent reconstructive ACL surgery Tuesday, which will sideline him for the rest of the year.
Hope for a 2013 return came when his meniscus procedure revealed only a partial tear of the ACL, but the healing treatment Gallinari opted for didn’t go as smoothly as he’d hoped. Gallinari averaged 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season before going down with the knee injury in April.
|Danilo Gallinari could miss season |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/15/14) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari believes there's a chance he'll miss the entire season while recovering from a torn ACL, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
"I got over the most boring part, by now," Gallinari said. "The muscle tone is back, in the gym I lift weights I never lifted before. I work with the ball and changes of direction. Let's say I still have to work on the mental part, the most important one. Because it's inevitable to think about my knee.
"I haven't set a date for the comeback," Gallinari added. "It's a decision we will take further on. Hypothesis to miss this season? Everything can happen. It's an idea that passed through my mind. But then, maybe, I get back before."
Gallinari began running in mid-December, but he still doesn't have an official timetable for his return after suffering the injury in April.
|Danilo Gallinari begins running |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/11/13) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, who is recovering from a torn ACL, has begun running, the Denver Post reports.
"It's a big step," Gallinari said. "It's a big step towards the rehab. That makes you understand a little bit more what the situation (is). It was a pretty good step. ... No sideways, just forward and backwards and that's it. It feels pretty good. It doesn't feel like I haven't been running since the fourth of April, a lot of months. It doesn't feel as good as it could be, but it's going to be better every day."
Gallinari also has been able to shoot "a little bit," but he has no timetable for his return.
|Danilo Gallinari far behind in recovery process |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(11/23/13) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is not expected to hit his initial return date, according to The Denver Post.
Gallinari, who is working his way back from a partially torn ACL, won't return next week, as he'd hoped. Although, he is still "far away" from a return and still does not have a date for when he'll begin on-court running.
"Ahead of me I have a lot of things to do - running on the court, being able to do cutting and everything that you do on the court, and be able to play," Gallinari said. "So a lot of stuff. What we are doing now, we are able to run on the AlterG, this anti-gravity machine. We're able to do that and other stuff in the weight room."
|Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari underwent two knee surgeries in the offseason and likely will not be ready to compete for Denver until at least the middle of December. Fantasy owners will have to be cognizant of that fact when considering Gallinari on Draft Day. Still, just because Gallinari is getting a late jump on the season, doesn't mean he won't be a contributor worth taking a risk on in the later rounds. With Andre Iguodala out of town, the Nuggets will ask a lot more of Gallinari once he is healthy. He may have to improve upon his 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game from last season. The important factor for Gallinari will be if he can continue attacking the basket despite coming back from the knee issues. He led the Nuggets last year with 4.9 attempts per game from the stripe and shot 82.2 percent. Entering his sixth NBA season, Gallinari will idle on your roster for a while, but could come up huge down the stretch for your Fantasy team. He can still be considered a high-end Fantasy option.
(Updated 8/26/13) |
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