DENVER, CO - December 20: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against the Indiana Pacers on December 20, 2014 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images
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December 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery.

The team has yet to announce a timetable for his return.

Gallinari turned in one of his best games of the season Saturday in a win over Indiana as he scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to spark a critical fourth-quarter run.

Gallinari is averaging 7.8 points in 18.8 minutes this season.

He was back on the court this year after missing nearly 18 months with a torn ACL in his left knee that required three surgeries.

The banged-up Nuggets will be without guard Randy Foye (right quadriceps) and center JaVale McGee (lower left leg strain) on Monday at Charlotte. Forward Darrell Arthur is questionable with a leg injury.

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