The Los Angeles won a game of basketball against the Brooklyn Nets, but in the process may have lost in the long term. In the fourth quarter Pau Gasol went up to block Brook Lopez and then fell to the ground as he landed. There he was, crumpled on the ground like a wet crumpled newspaper.
If you haven't seen what happened, here's the video (a tip of the hat to @jose3030)
Gasol attempted to play on through the injury, but at the next dead ball immediately headed back to the locker room. The immediate response from the Lakers beat writers was that Pau Gasol had strained his plantar fascia in his right foot, but it appears to be more severe than a "strain" and he will receive an MRI Wednesday morning in Boston. Here's a roundup of all the information and tweets floating around regarding Pau Gasol's injury.
Pau Gasol has plantar fascia strain of right foot, as expected. He will have MRI tomorrow in Boston.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) February 6, 2013
Pau said the plantar fasciitis got worse during the Minnesota game— Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) February 6, 2013
Pau heard "a pop," and if his plantar fascia is ruptured, a reasonable guess would be him missing six weeks or so.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) February 6, 2013
Pau: "I felt a pop ... I'm worried about it." Says he'll be leaving the arena on crutches.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 6, 2013
Pau Gasol on recovery: "I’m a little bit uncertain of how long this thing is going to take."— Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) February 6, 2013
Kobe on Pau's injury: "I'm very, very concerned about it"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 6, 2013
And here's Pau Gasol leaving on crutches via Dave McMenamin (@mcten)