Kobe Bryant is doubtful for Sunday's game against Sacramento, the Lakers said, and it was only the first half of an unsettling injury report.
Pau Gasol experienced soreness in his right foot while playing two-on-two at the team training facility Saturday. The cause and extent of the soreness are unclear, but Gasol will see foot specialist Kenneth Jung on Sunday.
Gasol had targeted Monday's game in Phoenix as his return date from a tear inside the bottom of the foot, though it looked less possible after Saturday's development.
Other than Gasol's workout with three other players, the Lakers (35-32) did not practice Saturday. Neither Gasol nor Bryant was available for comment.
Since injuring the foot Feb. 5, Gasol had slowly increased his workouts after several weeks of inactivity, progressing from elliptical machines to an "anti-gravity" treadmill that reduced the impact of jogging.
He started running on the court a few days ago, and Saturday marked his second two-on-two workout....