Initial exams on Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari’s left knee show that the ACL is stable, full tests to come with an MRI on Sunday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
This is welcome news to the Celtics since there were initial fears from Italy's coach Gianmarco Pozzezzo that he had in fact torn the ACL, according to Cesare Melanti.
🇮🇹 UPDATE: By Gianmarco Pozzecco's words, head coach of Italy, the feeling is that Danilo Gallinari tore his left cruciate ligaments. Nothing official yet. "I hope and I pray that nothing bad will come out. It was... it is an honor coaching him. I saw pain in his eyes", he said.— Cesare Milanti (@cesaremilanti) August 27, 2022
This does not mean Gallinari is out of the woods, but it at least means that he won't miss the entire 2022-23 season like he probably would have had he torn his ACL.