Last night in the Lakers’ victory over the Brooklyn Nets, forward Pau Gasol went down in the fourth quarter with an apparent foot injury. Following the game, Gasol revealed that he heard a pop in his foot and required crutches to leave the arena. After getting the MRI results on Wednesday afternoon, it’s been announced that Gasol will indeed be out for quite awhile.
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Gasol is out for at least six weeks.
Pau Gasol has a partial tear of his plantar fascia and is expected to be out at least six weeks, league source tells @cbssports.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 6, 2013
Gasol hopes to return before the end of the season, but it will most likely be a difficult rehab process as well.
The video below is how Gasol sustained the initial injury;