Hat tip to nycericanguy, who provided me with this link.
According to NBAEurope.com:
Italy are hoping to have Danilo Gallinari available for Wednesday’s EuroBasket Qualification Round opener against Portugal in Sassari, Sardinia.
The Denver Nuggets forward has missed all of Italy’s preparation games this summer.
Gallinari has struggled with a back problem and a right shoulder injury and has been out of action for 20 days.
If accurate, this is troubling news for Denver, to say the least. Hopefully we’ll hear more from the Nuggets’ medical and training staff.
UPDATE: In a recent tweet, Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post takes the scare off this report:
Some sites are makin a huge deal about a Gallinari shoulder injury, but I talked w someone close to him who said he’ll be fine for camp
Hopefully that source is correct. Wilson Chandler is currently rehabilitating from the operation he had last spring, and ideally both he and Gallo will be back to full strength when training camp rolls around.
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