Bad news for the Lakers (23-26), who have won 6 of their last 7 games. After straining suffering a plantar fasciitis strain late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s win in Brooklyn (Video), an MRI has revealed that forward, Pau Gasol, has a partial tear of his plantar fascia and is expected to miss six to eight weeks if he decides to rehab, or 10-12 weeks if he decides to have surgery.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
Pau Gasol has a partial tear of his plantar fascia and is expected to be out at least six weeks, league source tells CBS Sports.
One option for Gasol is rehab, with estimated timetable of 6-8 weeks. Surgery would mean 10-12 weeks, with better chance of full recovery.
Gasol, who had an MRI in Boston today after injuring foot in Brooklyn last night, is expected to get a second opinion in the coming days.