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[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] went down with a knee injury during the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]' game against the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and the initial exam indicates that he may have torn his ACL, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] during the second quarter of the game. His knee buckled as he planted his foot, yet another indication that it could in fact be an ACL tear as it was a non-contact injury. The Nuggets have announced that Gallinari will undergo an MRI on Friday.Adding to the possibility that it could be an ACL tear, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] that a "source" close to the situation reported that Gallinari heard a "pop" in his knee.
If it is an ACL tear, that would serve as a huge blow for the Nuggets' season where they currently hold the third seed in the Western Conference. Gallinari is the Nuggets' second-leading scorer at 16.3 points per game, but his basketball IQ and defense have also been key to Denver's success this season.
Not only would Gallinari be out for the remainder of the season, but both the Nuggets and Gallinari will have to switch gears looking towards the future and handle the injury with great care should the MRI confirm the initial report out of Denver.