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Danilo Gallinari Injury: Nuggets Forward Has 'Significant Ankle Sprain,' In Walking Boot For 3-5 Days

Danilo Gallinari suffered an ankle injury on Monday night against the Houston Rockets. The Denver Nuggets say he suffered a "significant ankle sprain."

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Danilo Gallinari Injury Update: Denver Nuggets Forward Has 'Significant Ankle Sprain'

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a "significant ankle sprain," the team announced on Tuesday. Gallinari suffered the injury during the Nuggets' 99-90 loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday night. He will be in a walking boot for 3-5 days, and his status will be determined after that.

Gallinari suffered the injury in the third quarter and was pulled from the game. The Nuggets initially suspected he suffered a chip fracture, but they determined that was from a previous injury and was playable.

Gallinari, 23, is going through a breakout season, leading the Nuggets in scoring at 17 points per game. The Nuggets recently rewarded him with a four-year, $42 million contract extension.

Denver is also dealing with injuries to fellow starters Arron Afflalo and Timofey Mosgov, so losing Gallinari for any amount of time is significant in the tight Western Conference standings.

For more on the Nuggets, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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Danilo Gallinari Injury: Nuggets Forward Expects To Be 'Out' With Chip Fracture

Danilo Gallinari suffered an ankle injury on Monday night against the Houston Rockets. The Denver Nuggets forward says he'll be out with a chip fracture, but isn't sure how long.

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