The Memphis Grizzlies confirmed media reports Tuesday afternoon that center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely due to a broken right foot.
Marc Gasol out indefinitely with fracture in his right foot. Details > https://t.co/1GxsqPpVQT
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) February 9, 2016
Gasol, 31, is putting up averages of 16.6 points, seven rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots through 52 games.
Pau on Marc Gasol: "He's not doing well."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 10, 2016
An update on the big fella’s status going forward will be provided following the NBA All-Star break.
Per the Commercial Appeal:
Medical tests revealed a mid-foot fracture and the 7-footer could miss the remainder of this season. He has been ruled out indefinitely. […] It is unclear exactly when Gasol suffered the injury.
Last Saturday, Gasol and Griz coach Dave Joerger acknowledged that Gasol was playing with an injury. Gasol started Monday night but departed late in the first quarter of the Grizzlies’ 112-106 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. […] Gasol was cleared to play and not at risk to further injure himself.
“It’s certainly not great for Marc and his family. I know he’s disappointed,” Griz coach Dave Joerger said. “It’s bad for our team. This is a tight bunch of dudes. They care about each other. It hurts everybody. Marc is a guy who lays it out there for his teammates and the fans. We’re going to fight, scratch and claw.” […]“I have some issues, but you have to push through it,” Gasol said last Saturday after a home loss to Dallas. “I’m never going to use not being 100 percent as an excuse. It’s just not me. I’m going to push through it and give whatever I have to my team. That’s how I’ve always been, and that’s how it’s going to be.”