|Gallinari out for season with torn ACL|
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|Friday, 05 April 2013 11:01|
The team said Gallinari will have season-ending surgery soon and ``a prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.''
Gallinari planted his left leg awkwardly while driving past Dirk Nowitzki for a layup in the first half of Denver's 95-94 win. His knee buckled and he went down, screaming in pain.
The Nuggets sent him for an MRI on Friday and it confirmed their fears of a serious injury that will require a long rehabilitation.
The 24-year-old Gallinari averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 71 games this season for Denver, which has clinched a playoff berth.