Thumb injury shelves Danilo Gallinari

Updated: March 20, 2012, 9:29 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DENVER -- Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari left Thursday night's 112-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks with a broken left thumb.

Gallinari was injured in the third quarter, and X-rays revealed the fracture to his non-shooting hand. He did not return to the game.

"I don't know how long it's going to be," Gallinari said, according to the Denver Post. "It's not going to be short. It's a fracture. The doctor told me the fracture takes four weeks to heal. Hopefully I can put something ...

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