Gallinari Injures Thumb in Italy Exhibition Game Fisticuffs

Marsha Scott
August 1, 2017

Gallinari got aggressive with Jito Kok and took a swing with his right hand at Kok's face. Gallinari plays for Italy, which is preparing for EuroBasket.

He connected too. After all that, Gallinari had to be taken to the hospital for a potential hand injury. During a friendly Gallinari got into a fight with another player and threw a punch.

The Los Angeles Clippers have been known to have some bad luck when it comes to injuries, and their biggest free-agent acquisition already has been snake bitten by the weird injury bug that plagues the franchise.

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Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN later specified it was a right thumb injury and Gallinari will not require surgery, making him available for training camp.

Danilo Gallinari has a new contract with the Clippers for 3 years and $65 million, but he may have jeopardized some of his offseason work during an altercation during Sunday's global friendly betweeen Gallinari's Italy and the Netherlands.

According to USA Today, the Italian Federation said Gallinari suffered a fracture from the punch. After all, Blake Griffin broke his hand punching an equipment manager.

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