Danilo Gallinari, meniscus knocked out: skips European basketball championships 2022

The injury last night in the World Cup qualifying match against Georgia

Danilo Gallinari misses the 2022 European Basketball Championships. The MRI performed on his knee after the injury he suffered last night in the World Cup qualifying match against Georgia highlighted the rupture of his left meniscus but fortunately did not confirm the worst fears, those of a possible rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. This was announced by the Fip (Italian Basketball Federation) with a press release.

The rupture of the meniscus is unfortunately sufficient diagnosis to smash the dreams of European – starting on September 1st live on Sky Sport – for the blue player, while maintaining a more optimistic horizon for his NBA season, which will officially start. September 27 with the opening of the training camp of Gallinari’s new team, the Boston Celtics.

It is not known at the moment whether by that date Gallinari will already be available to coach Ime Udoka, but fortunately the nature of the injury does not jeopardize the entire NBA season of the 34-year-old Lombard who after signing with the Celtics nurtures title ambitions.