Danilo Gallinari, who underwent appendectomy on August 3, is expected to miss all the exhibition games that Italbasket will play before FIBA Basketball World Cup and return only for the flagship event.
Il Gallo will miss the tournament in Athens and the tournament in China and will make his debut on August 31 when Italy face Philippines in the first game of the FIBA WC.
Gallinari has been visited also by OKC doctor in Italy.
Gigi Datome will miss the Acropolis tournament but he is expected to play the tournament Italy will play in China from August 23. Datome is recovering from a knee injury.
The news was reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.