Danilo Gallinari to Miss Knicks vs. Spurs Game

The injury Danilo Gallinari sustained Sunday against the Pacers will keep him out from the Knicks’ matchup with the Spurs tomorrow night, according to the New York Post.

“While the Knicks await MRI exam results on Danilo Gallinari’s sprained left knee, Mike D’Antoni said he’ll start Ronny Turiaf against San Antonio on Tuesday at the Garden in his stead.

The Italian Stallion is expected to miss his first game of the season, but the Knicks have no timetable on his return until the medical staff determines if there is any further damage to Gallinari’s knee.

Sprained knees can often take one to two weeks to fully heal, which means Gallinari could be in danger of missing at least the first two games of the West Coast trip that begins in Phoenix and Los Angeles.

Turiaf will start at center against the Spurs, allowing Amar’e Stoudemire to move back to his regular position at power forward, with Wilson Chandler sliding to small forward.”