LA Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari’s injury update

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 1: Danilo Gallinari
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 1: Danilo Gallinari /

The LA Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari gave an update on his injury and his expected recovery time.

The LA Clippers are in a rut, as they have lost nine in a row, but they have been without a healthy roster in as many games.

Danilo Gallinari was stopped by a reporter after the Knicks game and helped shed some light on his injury and time-table to return. Gallinari does not expect to return with to the LA Clippers in the next game or two he explained to the reporter. 

"My guess is a week to 10 days is when I’ll be back. At least that’s my hope. I wish it could be sooner, but it’s not working out that way."

Gallinari sat out his seventh straight game against the New York Knicks and it’s clear the injuries are hurting the chances of winning. While its understandable to see a nine game losing streak and begin asking for changes, its important to point out that Gallinari and Milos Teodosic are still out with Patrick Beverley returning last night in limited action after missing five games.

"“It’s discomfort now, since it’s a tear, you’ve got to wait for the fibers to kind of get back together and you’ve got to strengthen it."

A tear in the muscle does take time to let it heal because if you do not let it heal, it’s likely you will create a bigger tear and the return timetable would be longer than the previous injury.

LA Clipper Frustration

Frustration is setting in for fans because the Clippers never lost this many games during the Chris Paul Era. Closing out games is still a problem for the team and with nine new players and a limited training camp, it’s going to take time with all the players on the floor to get a better idea of how the team will perform.

Blake Griffin came back to earth after the hot start and while players do not like to give excuses; being without three starters is going to have an effect on the overall record. Time to panic is not here, but in recent memory the Clippers have not been without three of their starters for extended periods of time.

Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are the lone players from the Vinny Del Negro Era and its worth noting that the Clippers were a 50 win team before Doc Rivers got there. With Chris Paul gone, Rivers and his staff did not make an extra jump past the second round, so time will tell how the team plays but if this effort continues, the team might have to look at changing the voice.