Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari not only punched an opposing player in an exhibition game for the Italian national team on Sunday, but he fractured his shooting hand in the process.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN later specified it was a right thumb injury and Gallinari will not require surgery, making him available for training camp. Gallinari is expected to miss three to four weeks, per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Clippers' specialists will take a look at Gallinari's MRI after the injury.
Gallinari punched Jito Kok of the Netherlands during a scuffle after a hard foul.
Gallinari is set to begin his first season with the Clippers after joining the team in a sign-and-trade from the Denver Nuggets. The wing had been with Denver since 2011, developing into a dangerous scorer from the perimeter.
The 28-year-old has career averages of 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while shooting 37 percent from three-point range.