The Atlanta Hawks have proven to be, at least in the start of the season, one of the candidates to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
The combination of young and veteran players has given enough depth to Pierce Floyd's team to make good rotations.
One of those experienced players is Danilo Gallinari, who signed a three-year, $61.5M contract with the organization during the offseason.
'Gallo' is now expected to miss at least two weeks, as the team confirmed an MRI revealed that the Italian has a right ankle sprain with associated swelling and inflammation.
An @emoryhealthcare injury report:— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 3, 2021
Danilo Gallinari underwent an MRI this morning at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, which confirmed a right ankle sprain with associated swelling & inflammation.
He will be reviewed in two weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate. pic.twitter.com/ytfgvKGZhn
The Hawks acquired Gallinari from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for cash and a second-round pick in 2025.
In 12 seasons, he has averaged 16.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and two assists.