Gallinari Releases Statement After Successful ACL Surgery Originally Appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Danilo Gallinari is in a good mood after surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee.
The Boston Celtics attacker, who signed a two-year deal in July, took to Twitter with a statement after the proceedings.
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“Yesterday I had a successful ACL surgery. Now the focus is on my rehabilitation and return to the game I love,” Gallinari wrote. “I want to thank the Celtics organization and the medical staff at New England Baptist Hospital. I also want Dr. Antonio Orgiani and Dr. Rodolfo Rocchi for the support they gave me in Italy for the operation. And of course I want to thank all my fans for their continued support and get well wishes. See you soon in court.”
Gallinari sustained the injury while playing for Italy in the FIBA World Cup qualifier on August 27. The initial diagnosis was a torn meniscus, which would have given Gallinari a much better chance of returning for the 2022-23 season. Instead, the 34-year-old is expected to miss the entire campaign.
Gallinari, a 14-year NBA veteran, was signed as a much-needed scoring threat from the C’s bench. He averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 66 games with the Atlanta Hawks last season.
The Celtics start training camp next week. Their preseason starts on October 2 and their regular season opener is scheduled for October 18 against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden.