Wednesday , Nov , 12 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Danilo Gallinari’s Season Could Be Finished

As he awaited MRI results on Danilo Gallinari’s back yesterday, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni acknowledged the Italian Stallion’s season could be over.

D’Antoni finally admitted he was concerned the Knicks’ 20-year-old forward could have surgery that would end his rookie year. At the very least, D’Antoni said Gallinari could be on the shelf for a couple of months, if rest is prescribed. There’s been no official timetable as Gallinari’s MRI was being reviewed last night by a battery of doctors.

"Yeah, I’m worried about it at this point," D’Antoni said when asked about potential surgery. "We’re just going to do what’s best for him. He’s 20 years old. We’d love for him to play in the next two or three weeks, we’d love for him to play in the next two or three months, but he’s got to be 100 percent well. From that point, we’ll see. And I don’t know when that point will be."