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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
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Antawn Jamison has not played for the Lakers for the past few weeks, and he is clearly unhappy with his role on the team.
In a move that team-mate Kobe Bryant will certainly approve of, Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined 35,000 for the flagrant foul that he committed upon Denver’s Kenneth Faried on Wednesday night.
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The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard $35,000 for his flagrant foul on Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. The fine was announced by NBA executive VP of Basketball Operations, Stu Jackson on Thursday.
The flagrant foul in question occurred with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers' Wednesday loss to the Nuggets. It was Howard's third...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined $35,000
for a flagrant foul against Denver's Kenneth Faried.
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