Pau Gasol Worried About Right Foot Injury

by February 06, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers’ tough road win in Brooklyn was marred by yet another injury to one of their bigs — Pau Gasol went down in a heap, clutching his right foot. As he exited the arena on crutches, Gasol (and others in the Laker organization) admitted they were worried sick about what an MRI today would reveal. Per the LA Times: “It’s an injury as ugly as it sounds, plantar fasciitis known more commonly as painful swelling on the soft tissue under the arch of the foot. But Gasol did something worse than that Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets, hearing a pop in his foot while jumping to block Brook Lopez’s shot. Somehow the Lakers won, 92-83, without Metta World Peace (suspended) and Dwight Howard (sore shoulder), as Earl Clark finished the game at center for them. But Gasol will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday in Boston. The Lakers play the Celtics there Thursday. ‘I’m worried about it,’ he said. ‘I never felt anything like I did tonight.’ Gasol has been slowed by plantar fasciitis in the same foot throughout this season and aggravated it earlier in the game. […] Kobe Bryant’s no doctor. He doesn’t need to be one. ‘Obviously we don’t know the extent of the severity of the injury but I’m very, very concerned to say the least,’ he said. ‘We can’t afford to lose Pau for a long stretch. We need to get him back.'”