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Celtics’ Danilo Gallinari misses Eurobasket for the fourth time after suffering injury in FIBA game

For the second time in his career, Danilo Gallinari has torn the ACL in his left knee, keeping him out of EuroBasket for the fourth time.

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For the second time in his career, Danilo Gallinari has torn the ACL in his left knee, keeping him out of EuroBasket for the fourth time.
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While playing in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.

This is not the first time the Italian suffers a serious knee injury. In 2013, Gallinari tore the same ACL, which took a few months of recovery before being able to get back in the game.

“This has been a tough week for me as I have learned the extent of my injury. This game means everything to me and not being able to be on the court with my Celtics teammates hurts,” said Gallinari after the statement came out.

Gallinari misses Eurobasket for fourth time

While his meniscal injury kept him out of the EuroBasket this year, this is actually the fourth time he misses the championship organized by FIBA Europe.

In 2007, he had an injury during the preparation leading up to the championship; in 2013, he suffered a knee injury during the NBA season, and in 2017 he sustained a hand injury after throwing a punch at the Netherlands.

There seems to be some sort of curse for the 34-year-old when it comes to EuroBasket.

Gallinari with Hawks, Spurs, Celtics

After being traded to and waived by the San Antonio Spurs earlier this offseason, Gallinari signed a two-year deal with Eastern Conference-champion Boston in July.

Last season, the 13-year NBA veteran averaged 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists with the Atlanta Hawks.

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