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Danilo Gallinari expects to miss time after ankle injury

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The Denver Nuggets were dealt a big blow last night after receiving some bad news about Danilo Gallinari.

The Nuggets leading points-getter so far this season is going to miss a decent chunk of time after suffering another ankle injury in the Nuggets' 122-116 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

Gallinari suffered another injury during the back-end of last year, but this latest knock is said to be worse and should keep him out of action longer. 

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Despite x-rays on the ankle coming back negative, the Italian sharp-shooter is still hurt and will be undergoing an MRI to fully determine the severity of the situation. Speaking about the problem, Gallinari said it was worse than the one he suffered in December.

"It's worse than the one I had just two months ago," said Gallinari, via Bleacher Report, who sat out six games in December due to an ankle injury. "It's worse than that one."

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Through 52 games, Gallinari is averaging a career-high 19.9 points per contest on 41.1 percent shooting from the field and 36.4 percent shooting from three-point range.

Gallinari left the loss against the Mavericks with the injury with a minute left in the third quarter after getting 12 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes. After the game, Mike Malone lamented having to try and come from behind without one of his best players. He'll now be lamenting the loss for a few weeks or months.

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