Pau Gasol injury to foot forces him to leave arena on crutches
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol injury to his right foot forced him to leave the game during the fourth quarter versus the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. The injury was diagnosed as a plantar fascia, and Gaosl was seen leaving the arena on crutches.
Gasol admitted after the game that he’s “worried” about his injury. He has an MRI scheduled for Wednesday after the Lakers land in Boston. Pau Gasol also noted last week that he had been playing with pain in his right foot, and he rated the pain level en eight out of ten.
Pau Gasol tried to play through the pain at first, however after only one trip down the court, he asked head coach Mike D’Antoni to be subbed out as he went back into the locker room to get evaluated.
Los Angeles Lakers injuries have plagued the team thus far this NBA season, and amidst their current three game skid, they got more bad news as far as additions to their injury report is concerned on Monday.
The team announced that both of the Los Angeles Lakers injuries are to both of their starting big men, forward Pau Gasol and center Dwight Howard, and that they are sidelined for indefinite periods of time.
Pau Gasol sustained a concussion when he took an inadvertent shot to the face from Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee during the Lakers loss on Sunday. The Dwight Howard injury to his shoulder is a torn labrum, which he suffered back on Friday in the Lakers loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Howard will be reevaluated in one weeks time, however as of now there is no specific time table for either players’ return.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will be in the team’s starting lineup tonight versus the Charlotte Bobcats. Pau Gasol has recovered from an injury of tendinitis in his knees, which forced him to sit out the last eight games.
Los Angeles number one target if they were to entertain trading Gasol is supposedly New Orleans Hornets forward Ryan Anderson, however he is considered virtually untouchable by the team’s front office.
According to sources, the Los Angeles Lakers are actively discussing Pau Gasol trade scenarios.
Forward Pau Gasol injury of tendinitis in both of his knees will force him to be sidelined indefinitely.
With that said, a source close to the team said that Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak recently has spoken with Pau Gasol and his representatives regarding the team exploring trade options if he is unable to adjust to coach Mike D’Antoni’s fast pace offensive system.
Gasol is currently averaging almost 13 points per contest while shooting 42 percent, both career lows. He also is grabbing just under nine boards per game.
Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol injury of tendinitis in his knees will keep him out of Tuesday night’s game versus the Houston Rockets. Gasol is currently listed on the Los Angeles Lakers injury report as day to day.