By Will Yoder
March 20, 2012

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has fractured his non-shooting thumb, according to the Denver Post.

"I don't know how long it's going to be," Gallinari told the Post. "It's not going to be short. It's a fracture. The doctor told me the fracture takes four weeks to heal. Hopefully I can put something on and play sooner than that."

Gallinari reportedly hurt the thumb after an attempted block near the basket on Ian Mahinmi in the Nuggets’ 112-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The 23-year-old had just four points on one of seven shooting in the 23 minutes before his injury.

Gallinari was in his eighth game back since missing 13 contests due to a chip fracture in his foot he suffered in early February. The fourth-year star signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Nuggets in January.

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