Down Goes Pau Gasol

by January 04, 2010

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.”‘