pauL.A. Times: Pau Gasol’s hamstring now stretches all the way to Spain . . . sort of.

The Lakers sent the information from Gasol’s latest medical test to his personal physician and also his parents, who are in the medical field in Spain. (His mother is a doctor and his father is a hospital administrator.)

The Lakers declined to reveal the results of the MRI exam, citing the need for confirmation from Gasol’s chosen recipients, but his strained right hamstring doesn’t appear to be bad enough to keep him out much longer.

He went through a “pretty good workout” after the team’s Tuesday afternoon shoot-around, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.

Gasol will not play tonight against Houston, his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, but what about Friday against Memphis, his old team?

“We’ll see,” Jackson said. “We hope he can get a practice in this week.”

Gasol did some light shooting Tuesday and also worked on his strength and conditioning with Alex McKechnie and Chip Schaefer, members of the Lakers’ athletic performance staff.

Earlier this week, the possibility of a slight hamstring tear appeared on a sonogram, a less-detailed test preferred by many European players. Even if the MRI exam confirmed a slight tear, Gasol seemed to be moving forward in his progress Tuesday.

  • shannon4mvp

    YES GET WELL PAU, WE NEED PAU SO BAD SO LAMAR CAN GO TO THE BENCH AND MAKE THEM A LIL BETTER TOO. AND WE CAN THEN HAVE OUR TWIN TOWERS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. CANNOT WAIT TO SEE PAU’S FIRST GAME THIS SEASON, OTHER TEAMS ARE TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM BEING OUT LIKE THE FUKIN MAVS.

  • shannon4mvp

    BUT FUK THE MAVS I CANT WAIT FOR THE LAKERS TO PLAY THEM AGAIN, WITH PAU THIS TIME.

  • IHATECELTS4LIFE

    Easy now guys we dont know what Pau can do yet remeber Last year when bynum was out and came back he couldnt contribute for a while so lets not get to ahead of our selfs ok

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    This might be a blessing in disguise for the lakers. Let Gasol get fully healthy and rested, it will aid Bynum’s growth and keep Odom and Artest happy with playing time.