Danilo Gallinari Suffers Thumb Injury After Punching Opponent in Face

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The Clippers' new big man might have injured his hand in the process.

During an exhibition match between the Italian and Dutch National teams, LA Clippers starting small forward Danilo Gallinari fractured his thumb punching an opposing player in the jaw.

Danilo Gallinari will miss the 2017 EuroBasket tournament for one of the dumbest reasons: He punched an opponent in the face and broke his hand.

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It appeared from video of the incident that Gallinari was hit in the face by Kok during a free-throw attempt.

Gallinari plays for Italy's worldwide team and they're now preparing for Eurobasket.

The injury is serious enough that Gallinari will miss the remainder of the tournament, but reportedly, it will not require surgery, and Gallinari will ready for the start of Clippers training camp in September.

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The 6-foot-10 forward came to L.A. after inking a sign-and-trade deal worth $63 million over three years.

According to USA Today, the Italian Federation said Gallinari suffered a fracture from the punch.

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