This past weekend, Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a broken hand after punching another player during a Eurobasket game.
Although he will be ready by the time training camp begins in September, Gallinari made it a point to apologize to his teammates for his actions, according to EuroHoops.net.
The injury occurred after during a Eurobasket game while competing on the Italian team as he got into an altercation with one of his opponents where he landed a punch on their face. It was an intense situation that got out of hand due to the physicality following a missed free throw attempt.
It’s an incident that the Clippers can’t be too happy about especially after making them move to acquire him earlier this month in a three-team sign-and-trade on a three-year, $65 million deal. He is expected to be a big part of the offense next year as likely the second scoring option behind All-Star forward Blake Griffin.
Through his first eight seasons, Gallinari is averaging 15.3 points on 42 percent shooting from the field with 4.7 rebounds per game.