Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  21 responses

Surgery for Pau Gasol

by Marcel Mutoni

The Lakers received a scare last night when news broke that center Pau Gasol had suffered a broken finger on his non-shooting hand while practicing with the Spanish national team.

The good news is that Gasol shouldn’t be out of action for very long following surgery on the digit (reportedly, only three weeks).

The Spanish paper Marca filed the initial report, but since I can’t speak or read Spanish, we’ll quote the LA Times:

Lakers forward Pau Gasol, 29, had surgery Monday after breaking the middle finger of his left hand during a practice with the Spanish national team, Lakers spokesman John Black said. Black said that information came from Arn Tellem, Gasol’s agent. Tellem could not be reached for comment.

Black said he wasn’t given a timetable for Gasol’s recovery, but said Tellem told him there were no problems involving the surgery.

The details aren’t crystal clear just yet; all we know at this point is that Gasol broke the left middle finger while attempting to block a teammate’s shot during the practice in preparation for the European championships.

At the moment, all indications seem to point to Gasol being ready by the time L.A. opens its training camp in September.

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  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai
  • Ken

    Sounds minor. Tony P getting hurt in international play sounded worse.

  • Kas

    Is Am Tellem related to Soulja Boy Tellem? Anyway, Pau’ll be fine, Lakers repeat, Kobe goes down in history as second greatest player ever

  • riggs

    in other news china tells spain to blame phil jackson

  • German Reignman

    can they use the opportunity to surgically remove his grizzlie hairstyle ?

  • bulldog

    He’s also getting a makeover on the Maury Povich show. But now he has to give the audience the finger with his right hand on the DNA Paternity segment.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I think he’s just trying to be like Kobe. Playing with 9 fingers for the past two years has worked pretty well for him.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276 chiqo

    in a twist of karmic fate, gasol has broken one of the fingers he used to make the “slanty eyes” in the controversial spanish olympic team photo.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Co-sign Kas.

  • mumadone

    training camp? i think marca wrote he’s trying to play in eurobasket

  • Josh D

    Please may he not play 4 spain in the Euros it will give GB a tiny chance up against them

  • Josh D

    Please may he not play 4 spain in the Euros it will give GB a tiny chance up against them

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    Pau Gasol is only 29. We’re going to have to deal with him for at least five more years. Oy.

  • Joe

    Him and Kobe can have matching battle scars.

  • vmcb

    I like Pau Gasol. But I don’t like the Lakers. meh.

  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.com donlaker

    i wonder when he gets his braces off, and if his grill looks any better, a healthy gasol equals back to back yall

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre


  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    he needs some surgery on his face, dude is ugliest player in the leauge

  • AaronS

    c’mon logues, he’s nba champ and makes 15 mil a year.. i dont think spanish women will care too much about his face he’s got grizzly euro look going

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Why does Pau have ANTLERS growing out of his forehead in the homepage picture?
    Seriously go and have a look, that’s what it seems.

  • http://www.shoenut.blogspot.com ShoeNut

    I hope Pau heals fast because he is extremely crucial to the Lakers repeating next year. I can’t wait to see Ron Ron play and punk foos in the paint. Lakers back to back in 2010!