Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 11:30 am  |  11 responses

Season Over for Spencer Hawes and Marc Gasol

The Kings and Grizzlies have lost two of their bigs with a handful of meaningless games left on the schedule for both teams. The Appeal reports: “The second-year center will not play again this season. Griz brass has decided to allow Gasol to rehabilitate his partially torn neck muscle. Memphis has eight games remaining, but Gasol’s pain threshold is low. He sat out most of the second half Wednesday night during the Grizzlies’ overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The 7-foot Spaniard aggravated the injury after a collision with Mavs center Brendan Haywood and was unable to reach for rebounds or shoot.”

From the Bee: “When Spencer Hawes limped off the court at Conseco Fieldhouse, he knew his knee was hurting. But he didn’t think he had played for the last time this season. Hawes will miss the Kings’ final six regular-season games after an MRI revealed a deep bone bruise in the back of his left knee and an irregular signal in the joint line.”

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  • LA Huey

    “partially torn neck muscle”? Ouch. Sit it down, big man.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    pain threshold is low? has the journalist ever had neck pain? never mind a partially torn muscle!

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    The big white men are falling.

  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    Hawes is Vlade lite

  • doyouwantmore

    No way. Hawes is sugar-free Brad Miller.

  • http://slamonline.com d.j.

    Hawes will use these two weeks to travel to Serbia to go to Vlade’s flopping school and take Vlade’s 14 day “flop like a Euro” course.. it did wonders for Shaq when he plays D. Howard…

  • Joey E.

    i didnt even know either were hurt

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    You best protect ya neck.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Ouch! There goes the Grizz and Kings hope at a chip this year.

  • k

    I think it means it’s the kind of injury where even a small amount of pain is particularly debilitating.

  • Coney Islander

    “Partially torn” and “neck muscle” should never be in the same sentence…ever! OUCH!