The Los Angeles Clippers have been known to have some bad luck when it comes to injuries, and one of their biggest free-agent acquisitions this offseason already has been snake bitten by the weird injury bug that plagues the franchise.
Danilo Gallinari, who joined the Clippers earlier this summer, currently plays for Italy’s international team, and he was involved in an altercation during a friendly game Sunday that reportedly could see him miss some time.
Gallinari took a forearm to the face while being boxed out, which he didn’t take kindly to. The stretch forward got into a scrum with Jito Kok of the Netherlands, and Gallinari threw a punch that connected with Kok’s face.
Here’s a video of the skirmish.
While the severity of the injury has yet to be determined, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press reported the veteran forward suffered a broken hand.
But ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Gallinari’s injury won’t cause him to miss any of the upcoming NBA season and the Clippers’ team doctors still need to evaluate the injury.
Regardless of how bad the injury actually is, it definitely is safe to say that this is not how Gallinari envisioned beginning his Clippers’ tenure.
But at least he and new teammate Blake Griffin will have something to talk about now.
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