Pau Gasol injured his foot last night. When he went down in the fourth quarter he says he heard a "pop", though he attempted to get up and play on. With the first dead ball he checked out of the game and headed straight back to the locker room.
Later, the Lakers labeled it as a "plantar fascia" strain, and said he would undergo an MRI on his foot today in Boston. The results have come in, and they aren't good. Pau Gasol has a partial tear of his plantar fascia, and will be for at least six weeks, and up to twelve weeks, reports CBS Sports' Ken Berger.
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
One option for Gasol is rehab, with estimated timetable of 6-8 weeks. Surgery would mean 10-12 weeks, with better chance of full recovery.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 6, 2013
Gasol, who had an MRI in Boston today after injuring foot in Brooklyn last night, is expected to get a second opinion in the coming days.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 6, 2013
Updates as they come in, but this is not good news.