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Gallinari’s knee injury appears not that serious

Jan 3, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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When the Pacers’ Brandon Rush fell and rolled into the knee of the Knicks’ Danilo Gallinari Sunday afternoon it didn’t look good. You saw Gallinari’s knee bend awkwardly, you saw him go to the floor and soon limp into the locker room.

What you didn’t see was later, when he was walking out of Madison Square garden with barely any limp. Gallinari told Chris Sheridan of ESPN he didn’t think Monday’s MRI would turn up anything all that serious.

“I think I will play (on Tuesday). We were not talking about that after the game, because right now I still have the adrenaline going, and a lot of pain goes down when you have the adrenaline going,” Gallinari said. “It was not feeling the feelings you feel when you break something.”

Don’t be surprised if Gallinari misses a game or two, but it doesn’t sound like the MRI is going to show a serious injury where he would miss significant time. Which at the time of the injury seemed very possible. This is a break for the Knicks.

  1. leearmon - Jan 3, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Watching the game yesterday it looked very bad. Luckily it seems to be only a strain. The Knicks aren’t in position to be without ANY of their key players especially Amar’e, Ray or Gallo. Hopefully Walsh sees this as a sign to add much needed depth to the roster. While Dantoni uses this opportunity to give the bench ie Randolph, a chance to contribute. P.S. any word when Azu will be returning? His shooting and defense will be key for the Knicks in the coming weeks.

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