Celtics’ Danilo Gallinari Releases Statement After ACL Surgery


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.”

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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.

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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.


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