Returning to their facility Friday for practice after nine days in Hawaii for training camp, the Clippers found out that injuries are starting to take a toll on them.
Gallinari, who is not expected to practice the next two days, is being called doubtful for a scheduled Sunday afternoon game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center.
“He did something to his foot,” coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s not serious, but we’re going to act like it’s serious, so we’re just going to shut him down for a while.”
Guard Austin Rivers, who suffered a strained right glute muscle injury in the first exhibition game against the Raptors on Sunday, will not play against the Trail Blazers.
“It’s a strange injury,” Doc Rivers said. “We just have to monitor him and be careful.”
Reserve forward Sam Dekker suffered a left oblique injury in the Tuesday night game. He is listed as being out for Sunday’s game.