Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Thursday, according to a team release.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a tendon within the sole of the foot. It’s a relatively common injury that can be resolved with treatment and orthotics (customized shoe inserts).
Gasol’s right foot was examined by Dr. Kenneth Jung via MRI. The Lakers list their forward/center as probable against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Some players are able to go all season with the ailment. Some sit for a stretch to try to alleviate the inflammation.
via Los Angeles Times