Gallinari rolls ankle, adds to Denver's woes

ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer Published:

DENVER (AP) -- Forward Danilo Gallinari left the Denver Nuggets' game against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter Monday night after rolling his left ankle.

The Nuggets said X-rays revealed a chip fracture in his left foot and he'll have further tests Tuesday.

Gallinari recently signed a four-year, $42 million deal.

He stayed in the game and sank two free throws after twisting his ankle but hobbled back down the court and left the game. He went to the locker room and was replaced by Rudy Fernandez.

Gallinari joined a growing list of Nuggets on the sideline. Nene (left heel), Arron Afflalo (left ankle, right big toe) and Timofey Mozgov (left ankle) were all out for the Rockets game, along with backup forward Corey Brewer following the death of his father.