The Clippers' prized free agent has suffered an injury already.
The Los Angeles Clippers' prized free agent acquisition is already damaged.
Danilo Gallinari, who signed a three-year, $63 million contract with the franchise earlier this summer, punched an opponent during an international exhibition game with Italy.
The 28-year-old forward had to be taken to the hospital to get his hand evaluated. According to a report, it's fractured.
This was the punch:
It's unclear if Gallinari's reportedly fractured hand will force him to miss any games during the NBA's 2017-18 season. If he does, it'll mark the second time in three seasons that a Clippers' player has missed time after punching someone. Blake Griffin missed significant time during the 2015-16 season after punching an equipment manager.
Update: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Gallinari is expected to be good to go by training camp.