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After suffering a non-contact injury during his participation for Italy in World Cup Qualifiers, it turned out that Danilo Gallinari sustained a much severe torn ACL injury — in contrast to the torn meniscus initially reported.

Gallinari admitted in front of the reporters on Tuesday that the said setback serves as a tough one to imagine, given that he wasn’t able to suit up for the Boston Celtics.

“The good and the bad thing is that I’ve been through this already, so I know what to expect,” Gallinari said. “But it’s always tough, especially when you approach a situation like this, coming to play for the Celtics, ready to help the team winning. It’s tough, but nothing I can do about it. We’re here and now we’ve got to focus on the rehab.”

Gallinari, who inked a two-year deal with the Celtics last offseason, hitted the rock bottom due to the fact that he won’t be able to capitalize his chance to help the club winning a title.

But he’s not yet ruling out a return this season.

“I’m just taking it day by day,” he said. “That’s the best way to approach a rehab and approach an injury like this, to take it day by day and not really think about what’s going to happen in the future. So that’s the approach that I have.”