The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Denver Nuggets, and to make things worse forward Pau Gasol is suffering from plantar fasciitis.
Gasol went through an MRI on Thursday and it revealed that he has plantar fasciitis in his right foot, NBA.com reports. Gasol previously dealt with tendonitis in his knees which caused him to be sidelined for several games, and at this point it is unclear if Gasol will have to miss games due to the plantar fasciitis.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
He was examined on Thursday by a foot specialist and an MRI confirmed the diagnosis. Gasol is listed as probable for Friday night’s game against Portland.
This season has been very turbulent for Pau Gasol and he has not found any consistency with his game. Even though Gasol believes the Lakers are getting back on track, there is still a lot the team and Gasol have to do to get better. The Lakers are currently 14-15, and at this rate the team is nowhere close to championship form.
Gasol has been heavily criticized the past few seasons and there have been trade rumors hovering over him for quite some time now. At this point he is probable for the Lakers’ next game against Portland, but there is chance he gets sidelined for an extended amount of time once again. Gasol has not been performing well for the Lakers, and if he continues on this path, he may end up with another team down the road.