The LA Clippers will re-evaluate Danilo Gallinari’s injury in January

HONOLULU, HI - OCTOBER 1: Danilo Gallinari
HONOLULU, HI - OCTOBER 1: Danilo Gallinari /

After further testing, LA Clippers PR has announced that forward Danilo Gallinari’s glute injury will be re-evaluated in January after uncovering a partial tear.

Luck never seems to work in favor of the LA Clippers, and especially not lately. Down 3 of their 5 starters, the team has struggled to an overall record of 11-18. And now, to pour even more salt in the wounds of fans, the team’s PR department has announced that Danilo Gallinari will be out indefinitely.

Gallinari has played in just 11 games this season, due to various glute injuries. The former was a contusion to his right glute muscle, from which he returned on Dec. 6 versus Minnesota. He scored just 7 points against the Timberwolves. He played again on Dec. 9 against Washington, this time looking like his usual self and scoring 25. But Gallo hasn’t played since, after he suffered an injury to his left glute muscle.

Further testing has revealed a partial tear in said muscle. The team will take another look at it at the beginning of the new year.

Gallinari is averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds this season, as well as a career-high 97.2% from the stripe. While he is sidelined, the Clippers will look to Sam Dekker and C.J. Williams to fill the void at the small forward position. Wesley Johnson, the usual fill-in, is also out because of soreness in his left foot.

Lou Williams will be available for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns after missing Monday night’s game in San Antonio. Williams is averaging a career-high 19.9 points per game this season with the Clippers.