Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  11 responses

Down Goes Pau Gasol

For the Lakers, the joy of beating Dallas by 35 last night was dimmed by news that Gasol hurt his left hamstring and may be out for some time: “Pau Gasol left the game after suffering a strained left hamstring with 7:12 left in the first quarter. He sat out the Lakers’ first 11 games because of a strained right hamstring and will undergo further medical testing today, including an ultrasound exam, at which time the Lakers will issue a timetable on his return. Gasol went to the locker room after feeling a twinge in his hamstring and left without talking to reporters after the game. ‘Any time Pau has an injury, we’re very concerned,’ Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. ‘We thought that the initial one in the preseason was very slight because … there was no significant impression that he’d have a pull. So obviously it’s something that we have to take seriously.”‘

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  • Omnixyience (Philippines)

    Oh my :(

  • zabba

    Karma, BABY!

  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    Still a great team even without Pau, Odom would start on most teams. However, depending on how long he’s out and if this becomes a chronic issue with him, then things will get interesting. Anything that happens before the all-star brake is a lot less impactful than what happens afterwards and during the playoffs. They won’t loose the #1 spot in the west over this, but Bynum is due to be out and if this becomes a recurring event with Pau (after he signed his new deal), it will be interesting to see what happens.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Andrew Bynum can finally get back to being a 20 and 10 guy.

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  • mien

    ay omnixyience(phillipines)how did get the happy face.

  • james

    feeeeeeeeeelin you!

  • http://www.bartking.net Bart King

    For verisimilitude, I guess the Pau Gasol impersonator will have to gimp around too. http://bit.ly/7ifky9

  • http://www.luketynan.blogspot.com litetitan

    ahhh… on the upside – Zac Randolph could be his replacement for allstar weekend?

  • Hoodsnake

    Just in time for that road trip :-)

  • Richyk

    get pops to fill in.